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Ahmad Brooks restructures to clear cap room for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers Brooks reacts after sacking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Flacco in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans Reuters

The 49ers have several guys they want to pay, one they won’t unless he shows up, and now they have a little more cap room.

According to Matt Maiocco of, linebacker Ahmad Brooks restructured his deal just before camp to save $2 million in salary cap space.

This was a simple restructure, as he took $3.395 million of his $5.1 million base salary as a bonus, allowing the team to prorate it.

That moved the 49ers to around $10 million under the cap.

Whether they intend to use any of it on holdout Alex Boone if he shows up, or whether they’re thinking about putting it toward bigger deals such as for pending 2015 free agents Michael Crabtree or Mike Iupati remains to be seen.

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16 Responses to “Ahmad Brooks restructures to clear cap room for 49ers”
  1. 5to46hawkfan says: Jul 30, 2014 3:25 PM

    Good for Ahmad B. Very Commendable of him.

  2. ctiggs says: Jul 30, 2014 3:27 PM

    Just hands down top to bottom the best franchise in sports. #GoNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter #KapwillgetusSIX

  3. snoqualmkanem says: Jul 30, 2014 3:34 PM

    Pretty sad that some people feel the need to turn a Niners article into a jab at Pete Carroll.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 30, 2014 3:38 PM

    Of all the players to give more upfront money, they pick a player who recently got in trouble. Gee I wonder if that’s to send a message that as long as you show up, you can still get pay improvements even if you have trouble off the field. That’s how important it must to be to show up for this team. If you want to increase your odds of getting paid, you show up first and foremost!

    And of course I’m sure the team will tell Brooks that they could have been asking him to take a pay reduction after the legal trouble, so this is a way of saying you should be extra cool now and grateful and give us extra fair consideration next time we have to talk money.

  5. ayyyjayyy says: Jul 30, 2014 3:46 PM

    Brooks is one of the most under-rated players in the league. Can’t believe it’s not September yet!

  6. boisestatewhodat says: Jul 30, 2014 3:48 PM

    See, if they had Mickey Loomis as the Saints do, he wouldn’t have to restructure.


    WHO DAT!!

  7. senoreno says: Jul 30, 2014 4:03 PM

    ^^^^^when did he get in trouble? 2 yrs ago…btw didn’t the seahawks make marshawn lynch the highest paid running back following multiple dui’s and a hit and run involving an old lady back in 2010…lol..

    Anyways love the mentality harbaugh has instilled..The Team, The Team, The Team. No deals for me first pay crabtree..

  8. pantherpro says: Jul 30, 2014 4:13 PM

    Super Bowl champs!

  9. isaidjoemontegna says: Jul 30, 2014 4:14 PM

    snoqualmkanem says:
    Jul 30, 2014 3:34 PM
    Pretty sad that some people feel the need to turn a Niners article into a jab at Pete Carroll.

    I dont see Carroll’s name mentioned anywhere except your comment….and mine now. What’re you talking about?

  10. i thumbs down your comment says: Jul 30, 2014 4:27 PM

    snoqualmkanem is the #1 seahawk apologist who snaps at the mere thought that someone might criticize a Seattle player or coach.

  11. ydousuk says: Jul 30, 2014 4:40 PM

    Just hands down top to bottom the best franchise in sports. #GoNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter #KapwillgetusSIX

    Except for the whole winning a Super Bowl this century thing huh?

    Super Bowl Champions

    Go Hawks

  12. isaidjoemontegna says: Jul 30, 2014 4:40 PM

    Ahhh i see. snoqualmkanem left a pre-emptive comment about Coach Carroll cause Seahawks fans have an uncontrollable urge to interject themselves on all 49er articles. Little brother just wants to hang with big brother.

  13. lionswinsuperbowl says: Jul 30, 2014 4:44 PM

    Kicking the can down the road

  14. braceyourselffor12 says: Jul 30, 2014 6:48 PM

    The Team, The Team, The Team.

  15. cri33 says: Jul 31, 2014 1:36 PM

    snoqualmkanem ..that is because so many jabs have been taken at SF by Seattle. Do onto others….

  16. omeimontis says: Aug 1, 2014 4:50 AM

    Alex Boone is not going to see any of this money. Niners want cap space so they can sign Iupati and/or Crabtree. Alex Boone can hold out until his contract expires in 2 years.

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