There have been multiple reports that the Green Bay Packers were bringing in former San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks at some point. That point is now.
Brooks was released by the 49ers on Friday, but could actually be a decent addition for the Packers. Behind starters Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, there isn’t really any depth.
Kyler Fackrell hasn’t developed and Jayrone Elliott has never fulfilled the promise he showed early in his career. Meanwhile, Matthews and Perry are probably the two most injury-prone guys on the team.
Brooks is 33, but has 53.5 sacks in his 10-year career. He’s also managed to stay relatively healthy, which is clearly important in this situation. Perry and Matthews will inevitably go down.
Perry has never made it through a full season and Matthews has only done so while playing inside linebacker and as a rookie.
Fourth-round pick Vince Biegel was supposed to help solve this depth issue, but he hasn’t been on the field since having foot surgery in May.
The Packers could certainly use a veteran player like Brooks at this point. Now if they could just do something about the backups on their offensive line…