Brooks signs 2-year deal with Niners

Updated: April 3, 2010, 12:18 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers have signed restricted free agent linebacker Ahmad Brooks to a two-year contract.

The team announced the deal Friday. Brooks had received a second-round tender but was able to reach a longer-term deal to stay in San Francisco.

Brooks set a career-high last season with six sacks and tied the franchise record for forced fumbles by a linebacker with four.

Brooks entered the league as a third-round pick by Cincinnati in the 2006 supplemental draft. He started seven games in two seasons with the Bengals before being released in 2008.

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