Ahmad Brooks


SANTA CLARA – Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been placed in the concussion protocol after reporting back to work this week at the 49ers’ practice facility with a headache.


SANTA CLARA – The 49ers’ defense ranks 25th in the NFL in sacks per pass play, so they might turn to their second-round pick from 2013 to do something about that.


SANTA CLARA – Linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $17,363 for a horse-collar tackle in the 49ers’ loss on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, the NFL announced on Friday.


ST. LOUIS – The 49ers have lost six of their past seven games and five of those defeats have been blowouts.


SANTA CLARA –- Linebacker Ahmad Brooks returned to action Sunday after more than week away from the team to deal with the loss of his sister from a collective tissue disease.