EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -– Ahmad Brooks took his benching sitting down. Literally.
SANTA CLARA –- Outside linebacker Chase Thomas figured his football career might be over when the Green Bay Packers released him in May to sign a new wave of undrafted rookies.
Outside linebacker Corey Lemonier, a third-round pick last year, lost his job after three weeks this season as the team’s nickel pass-rush specialist.
If your only exposure to the 49ers’ defense was Sunday night against the Denver Broncos
This is the second part in a series that spotlights three 49ers-Rams matchups to watch Monday, 5:30 p.m. (PT), at Edwards Jones Dome, St. Louis.