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Raiders Interested in Veteran Linebacker Derrick Brooks

Article By on 12th August, 2009

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As reported by the National Football Post, a league source has indicated that the Oakland Raiders have inquired of the services of 11-time Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks.

Brooks, who has spent his entire 14-year NFL career in Tampa Bay, was released earlier in the offseason despite being the stalwart face of the Buccaneers’ franchise over the past decade. The move was prompted by a regime change in Tampa and the team’s growing concerns over Brooks' age (he'll be 36 at the start of the season) and durability.

Last season, Brooks played in all sixteen games and made his eleventh Pro Bowl, despite being slowed by nagging injuries and collecting a career low 73 total tackles.

Since being released, Broo...

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