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Report: Packers to sign former 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks

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Report: Packers to sign former 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks

Former 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks is landing on his feet, reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal with the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers will sign Ahmad Brooks to a one-year deal that can be worth up to $5M, a source told the NFL Network.

The 49ers ended Brooks’ nine-year run with the team on Friday. The club released him after unsuccessfully attemping to find a trade partner.

Brooks, 33, ranks No. 3 all-time in sacks in 49ers history with 51.5 sacks behind Bryant Young (89.5) and Charles Haley (66.5).

The 49ers said the timing of the release was to allow Brooks a better opportunity to find another team before the start of the regular season.

“Doing it right now is more just in the best interest for Ahmad," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. "It’s a real tough decision. John (Lynch) and I had gone back and forth with it the last few days. Once we really came to the conclusion he wasn’t going to be a part of our final 53, we weren’t going to keep him around just to let him know nine days from now.

"We know there’s a lot of teams that will be interested in him. So we gave him that opportunity to go out and find them.”

The 49ers announced Eli Harold would start at the strong-side linebacker position. Dekoda Watson is expected to serve as a backup with several other players who line up at the “Leo” defensive end position capable to playing that spot, too.

Brooks was twice named to second-team All-Pro. He was named to the Pro Bowl team in 2013 as a key member of the 49ers’ defense, which led the team to three consecutive trips to the NFC Championship game, including an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII.

49ers running back Carlos Hyde sustains hip injury early vs Rams

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49ers running back Carlos Hyde sustains hip injury early vs Rams

SANTA CLARA -- Running back Carlos Hyde sustained a hip injury in the first quarter of the 49ers’ game Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

Hyde left the game, and the club listed him as questionable to return to action.

Hyde carried the ball three consecutive times for a combined 25 yards before leaving with an apparent injury to his left side. He sat out seven plays while the 49ers medical staff evaluated him.

Hyde returned in time to pick up 4 yards on a third-and-1 play from the Los Angeles 19. He immediately left the game again and was examined further by the team’s medical staff.

The absence didn't last too long as Hyde returned to action in the second quarter.

Inactives: 49ers third-round pick yet to make his debut

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Inactives: 49ers third-round pick yet to make his debut

As the 49ers take on the Rams on Thursday Night Football, the team will be without five defenders and two from offense. 

Ahkello Witherspoon, who the team drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, will have to wait to make his debut another week. 

Below is the full list of inactives from Insider Matt Maiocco.