Sunday, August 31, 2008

Oh, Those Silly Niners

by: Michael Steffes

God I love watching the Niners burn themselves from the inside out. Fresh of the waiver wire news, comes this transaction. The Niners have released Dontarrious Thomas to sign the troubled former Bengal Ahmad Brooks.

The Niners gave Thomas guaranteed money in free agency this year, and also recently signed Takeo Spikes. The must not have found the right fit yet, because now they are turning to Brooks.

Brooks was drafted by the Bengals in the supplemental draft, which he was eligible for after a drug arrest, constant problems with Coach Al Groh, and finally being suspended for his senior year. He has been an average pro since entering the league and Bengal sources have characterized him as a less than desirable personality in the locker room. In other words... the Niners were stoked to grab him.

Thomas is a versatile linebacker who can play any positions. If he is willing to play special teams, he could be of interest to the Seahawks. ~END~