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Derrick Brooks

41-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Derrick Brooks in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 235   DOB: 4/18/1973  College: Florida State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Bucs in February of 2009.

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Brooks officially announced his retirement on Wednesday, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Derrick Brooks NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 34 16 - 109 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 35 16 - 73 - 0 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Derrick Brooks – Playing Time Overview

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Defensive Snaps in 2014

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Derrick Brooks 2014 Game Log
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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

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Derrick Brooks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Patriots are reportedly considering Brooks in the wake of Jerod Mayo's injury, the Boston Herald reports.

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The Bears will hold off on signing Brooks for now, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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With Brain Urlacher (wrist) out for the season and Pisa Tinoisamaoa (knee) out as well, the Bears could turn to Brooks, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Brooks, who worked out for New Orleans on Wednesday, left town without a contract, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Brooks will work out for the Saints, the Associated Press reports.

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Brooks is inclined to play one more season, but still is evaluating all his options, including retirement, St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Brooks was released by the Bucs on Wednesday, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Brooks (ribs) was replaced on the NFC's Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday.

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Brooks (ribs, hamstring) had four tackles and three assists for Tampa Bay against Oakland on Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Derrick Brooks.

2008

Brooks is no longer an elite IDP option, but he should still reach the century mark in tackles. He doesn't play as many downs as in seasons past, but is still effective when he's on the field.

2007

A man can lose some of his speed, agility and strength, but as he ages he gains experience and keener instincts. And it's not like Brooks is Old Man Linebacker— with 12 years experience, he has just one more year on the job than guys like Zach Thomas, Donnie Edwards and Ray Lewis. OK, they’re all old for the rough and tumble play of an NFL linebacker, but it's not like Brooks is that much older. At 6-foot, 235, Brooks obviously relies on his speed, and he still has plenty of it. Between that, the knowledge of his defensive scheme that comes from experience and the lack of wasted motion, Brooks is always where he needs to be and usually doesn't miss a tackle or pick when opportunities arise. Wait, did we say Brooks is old? Well, he hasn't missed a game in his 12-year career. His impeccable care for his body has translated into fantasy stats over and over again: Brooks has reached 100 total tackles in each of the last 11 years, and he's had an interception in every one of them.

2006

At 33, Brooks is in his second prime. Earlier in his career, from 1997 through 2000, he was Ray Lewis before Ray Lewis was Ray Lewis. In fact, he was better because he turned in amazing performances every year, avoiding injuries. After those four straight years of more than 100 solo tackles, he slowed down considerably, some years posting numbers as low as 71 (2003). A small man who loses critical quickness as he ages, the 6-0, 235-lb. Brooks is reached by blockers more than previously. But while Brooks fell off the fantasy radar for a year or so, he came back strong in 2004 with 109 solos and followed it up last year with 93. Even with physical tools commensurate with his age, Brooks retains uncanny instincts and amazing abilities to tackle in open space. So long as he gets 85 or more solos, he’ll remain fantasy worthy because of his playmaking. He has rare gifts in coverage. Once the premier guy for sacks and picks among linebackers, he’s recorded at least one pick per year since his rookie season. Last year’s three sacks were the second year in a row at that level, and he’s had a sack four years running. Brooks is also among the most likely linebackers to score a touchdown. Finally, in eleven seasons, he’s missed exactly zero games. None. That’s 176 in a row and counting.

2005

Perhaps we shouldn’t have left Brooks entirely off our top-25 list last year. He wasn’t even among the 10 honorable mentions. He’d posted three straight sub-par tackle years, including a paltry 71 solos in 2003 and was being propped up by unlikely interception and touchdown strikes. After nine seasons, the writing seemed on the wall. He responded by leading the NFL in solo tackles in 2004. He’s typically much better with interceptions than sacks, netting at least one every year since his rookie campaign, and usually it’s more like two or three of them. He has a sack in seven of his ten seasons to date and is among the most likely linebackers to score a touchdown. He’s never failed to force a fumble, and it’s usually more than one per year. We’re going to hedge a bit on his tackle numbers since he really can’t do it for forever, but he’s the premier playmaker in the league. Mea culpa, we’ve learned our lesson.

2004

He'll still be the starting MLB and the heart and soul of the Bucs' defense, but he'll never have the fantasy impact that he had in 2002, when he scored all those touchdowns.

2003

No, Brooks won't have five interceptions and four touchdowns again in 2003, but he's one of the very best middle linebackers in the game and is a lock to be among the league leaders in tackles if he stays healthy all season. He's becoming active in state political circles, so we'll make the call now: Brooks will be the Democratic candidate in the Florida governor's race in 2010.