Former 49ers' linebacker Ahmad Brooks signing with Green Bay Packers

Hylton graduate Ahmad Brooks to meet Tuesday with Green Bay Packers

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Brooks' one-year deal with the Packers includes a base salary of $3.5 million, with incentives capable of increasing the overall value to $5.0 million.

However, that experiment hasn't come to fruition, as linebackers Jayrone Elliott and Kyler Fackrell, who were sought to fill the void, combined for just five tackles in three preseason games to go along with zero sacks. Biegel hasn't practiced since he underwent foot surgery in May and while he might be close to being cleared to play, it would have been hard to get him ready to contribute early in the season after missing so much practice time. He also ranked third in franchise history with 51.5 sacks and was tied for second in franchise history with 6.5 postseason sacks. The Niners' decision to part ways came mainly from their move to the 4-3 under the new coaching regime. He was the longest-tenured defensive player on the roster after being claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008. The team also parted ways with Datone Jones, who signed with their NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings.

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But Green Bay's preseason jaunt to the Mile High City wasn't all gloom and doom, as a number of younger athletes made solid cases for their respective roster spots with encouraging performances. Then there's rookie linebacker Vince Biegel whose foot injury will likely land him on the physically unable to perform list.

The Brooks signing is an indication that the Packers realize the need to further their depth at the position. Ten days later on September 10th, they host the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 regular season opener (4:25 PM ET, FOX).

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