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Niners give restricted free-agent LB Brooks a two-year deal

Ahmad Brooks didn't sign his second-round tender from the San Francisco 49ers. He did even better.

The veteran linebacker, who was a restricted free agent, signed a two-year contract to stay with the 49ers, the team announced Friday.

"We are very happy that Ahmad will be with us going forward," 49ers coach Mike Singletary said in a statement released by the team. "He made positive strides last season and showed us what he is capable of. We expect Ahmad to continue to progress in the coming years."

Brooks had a career-high six sacks last season and also tied a franchise record for forced fumbles by a linebacker with four. He joined the 49ers in 2008 after two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, who selected him in the third round of the 2006 supplemental draft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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