The 49ers today re-signed linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who was waived last week in order to promote receiver Chris Hannon from the practice squad to the active roster. The 49ers were short on receivers, and Brooks’ return means that at least one of the injured wideouts — likely Arnaz Battle — will be back this week. Hannon had to be waived in order to make room.
I keep hearing that Brooks will get his chance to play “soon.” The one-time Bengals linebacker has been playing defensive end in practice on the 49ers’ scout team, but he likely would be an outside linebacker if he were to appear in a regular game. Parys Haralson and Roderick Green played well against the Bills Sunday. My guess is that if Brooks were to receive playing time it would come at the expense of Tully Banta-Cain.