Free agent outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been suspended by the league for six games, according to Field Yates of ESPN (Twitter link).
It’s unclear at this time what the suspension is for, although six games is now the league’s standard punishment for domestic violence. Whatever the cause, it’s likely the suspension is why the 34-year-old hasn’t been able to latch on anywhere.
Brooks, who was a third round pick in the Supplemental Draft back in 2006, played for the Packers in 2017, appearing in 12 games and starting five. He played with the 49ers from 2009 through the 2016 season, and had a very productive career in San Francisco. He was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and a Second-Team All-Pro in 2012 and 2013.
After his lengthy stay with the 49ers, he signed a one-year $3.5MM deal with Green Bay, but the signing never worked out and the once excellent pass-rusher finished the season with just one sack. With his advanced age and now this suspension, Brooks’ career very well could be over. If he is forced to hang them up, he’ll finish his playing days with 389 tackles, 55 sacks, and 32 passes defended.