The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
First reported by NFL Network’s Media Insider, Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth five million for one year. This is a rare free agent signing by the Packers as they are usually are inactive on the free agent market.
Brooks will have a chance to have an immediate impact as the Packers are very thin at the linebacker position.
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The 33-year-old had a Pro Bowl season in 2013 but has not been the same since that breakout year.
Brooks will join an outside linebacking core centered around Nick Perry and Clay Matthews; however, both players have struggled to stay healthy in recent years. The position has been a glaring weakness for the team in the preseason (for what it is worth).
Brooks status with the team will be worth keeping an eye on in the coming days and weeks.