Ahmad Brooks a 49er
The 49ers claimed LB Ahmad Brooks off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. To make room on the 53-man roster for Brooks the 49ers waived
Derek Smith Jr. LB Dontarrious Thomas.
The 49ers tried getting Ahmad Brooks in the 2006 supplemental draft but the Bengals snagged him in the third instead. Speculation was that the 49ers were ready to grab Brooks with a 4th.
In practice squad news, the 49ers also signed six to it: RB Thomas Clayton, DT Atiyyah Ellison, TE J.J. Finley, LB Larry Grant, DE Louis Holmes and WR Dominique Zeigler.