Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will count 2.85 million against the 49ers' salary cap this year after signing a six-year, 37 million contract extension this week, a league source told CSNBayArea.com.
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The 49ers would have an estimated 23 million of cap space available if, as expected, the 2012 NFL salary cap remains close to last year's 120.375 million figure.Brooks' deal, which 49ers chief negotiator Paraag Marathe worked out with agent Greg Williams, includes 17.5 million in guarantees, including a 7.5 million signing bonus.BACH: Ahmad Brooks earns his way back
Williams told the San Jose Mercury News this week that the contract is worth 44.5 million. That figure is believed to be the maximum if Brooks attains every escalator and incentive.MAIOCCO: 49ers mailbag -- The impact of Brooks' deal
Brooks' future cap figures are 6.65 million in 2013, 7.5 million in 2014, 8.35 million in 2015, 6.35 million in 2016, and 5.3 million in 2017. Those amounts include roster bonuses in which Brooks receives approximately 50,000 for every game he is active in the regular season, a source said.