- Tom Pelissero reports that San Francisco converted $3.395 million of Brooks’ base salary into a signing bonus.
- This move will drop Brooks cap figure for 2014 from $6.6 million to around $4.5 million, according to Pelissero.
- However, move will subsequently increase his cap figures moving forward to: $9.6M (2015), $9.6M (2016) and $8.6M (2017).
Brooks, 30, has now played five seasons with the 49ers and has developed into a very good pass-rusher off the edge. Last year, he recorded 60 tackles, 8.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble over the course of 16 games.
Interestingly enough, Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 outside linebacker in a 3-4 system out of 42 qualifying players last season.