Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, left, promises to have a big role on the 49ers’ defense Monday despite the charges pending against him.
Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, left, promises to have a big role on the 49ers’ defense Monday despite the charges pending against him. Dave Martin Associated Press file
Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, left, promises to have a big role on the 49ers’ defense Monday despite the charges pending against him. Dave Martin Associated Press file
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49ers notes: Ahmad Brooks poised to take on Aldon Smith’s former role at OLB

September 11, 2015 1:19 PM

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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