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Buccaneers | Derrick Brooks' number to be retired

Tue, 06 May 2014 11:45:47 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will retire soon-to-be Hall of Fame LB Derrick Brooks' No. 55 jersey and induct him into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of the Sept. 14 home game against the St. Louis Rams.

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NFL | Derrick Brooks elected to Hall of Fame

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:07:36 -0800

Former MLB Derrick Brooks announced that he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Buccaneers | Brian Urlacher to visit training camp

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:10:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith invited retired LB Brian Urlacher to visit training camp. "Brian is a family member for life," Smith said. "I've had the privilege to be around a lot of great players, any great player I've been around is always welcome wherever I am. We're trying to build something here football-wise, and I'm going to call on the Brian Urlachers of the world, and of course all our former Bucs around here. Derrick Brooks will tell you I've been in his ear quite a bit, got a chance to text with John Lynch yesterday... anytime you can have players around your current roster that have been through our system and know what it takes, it's a good thing. I will always be inviting any old player that I've been around."

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NFL | Derrick Brooks to announce retirement

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 04:03:13 -0700

Free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) will announce his retirement from the National Football League Thursday, Aug. 12, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday, Aug. 11.

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NFL | Brooks admits playing days may be over

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:14:47 -0800

Ira Kaufman, of The Tampa Tribune, reports free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) believes his playing days in the NFL might be over. Brooks said, "You always keep your door open, but realistically, how good does the situation have to be for me to play again? I just know that situation hasn't occurred, and it if doesn't, you close the book and you move on. To me, I have no problems doing that."

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Patriots | Showing interest in D. Brooks

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:40:30 -0700

Ian R. Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) is on the New England Patriots' radar, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The source said discussions are "preliminary" and that there is not yet a timetable to potentially sign Brooks.

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Bears | Will not sign Brooks at this time

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:53:41 -0700

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Chicago Bears have informed unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) that they will not be signing him at this time because they want to go with some of their younger linebackers.

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Bears | Talking with D. Brooks

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:11:09 -0700

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Chicago Bears are talking with free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers).

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Raiders | Brooks worked out for team

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:49:59 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) worked out for the Oakland Raiders over the weekend.

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Saints | Brooks hoping to work something out with team

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:36:29 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) said during a radio interview that he hopes to be able to reach a contract agreement with the New Orleans Saints in the near future. "I really like their franchise and what Coach Payton has done there," Brooks said. "Hopefully I'll get something done real soon." He said his agents are continuing to talk to the Saints about a deal. The Saints have not ruled out the possibility of signing Brooks but do not appear to be in a rush to sign a linebacker.

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Patriots | Brooks expecting call from team

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:52:34 -0700

Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) is expecting a call from the New England Patriots because of head coach Bill Belichick's reputation for handling veteran players.

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Raiders | Brooks to visit

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:26:22 -0700

Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, report the Oakland Raiders are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) Friday, Aug. 14, according to former NFL S John Lynch.

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Saints | D. Brooks, D. Smith will not sign before Friday

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:48:01 -0700

CBSSports.com reports the New Orleans Saints will not sign free-agent LBs Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) and Derek M. Smith (Dolphins) before the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 14. Head coach Sean Payton said he and his staff will re-visit signing either Brooks or Smith and a decision should be made my Saturday, Aug. 15.

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Saints | Expected to sign Brooks or D. Smith

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:37:27 -0700

Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the New Orleans Saints are expected to sign unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) or LB Derek M. Smith (Dolphins) after both performed well during their workout Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Raiders | Have shown interest in Brooks

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:48:59 -0700

Brad Biggs, of The National Football Post, reports the Oakland Raiders have spoken to unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) recently, according to a league source. The Raiders' level of interest in Brooks is unknown.

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Saints | Brooks to work out Tuesday

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:24:03 -0700

CBSSports.com reports free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) will have a workout for the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, Aug. 11, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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Jaguars | Do not appear interested in Brooks

Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:14:52 -0700

Gene Frenette, of the Florida Times-Union, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars do not appear interested in unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers).

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Giants | Interested in Brooks?

Sat, 27 Jun 2009 06:23:48 -0700

ESPN.com reports there is speculation that the New York Giants could take a look at free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) should LB Michael Boley (hip) suffer any setbacks in recovery from hip surgery.

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Saints | Have mild interest in Brooks

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:23:58 -0700

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have moderate interest in unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers), but the chances of signing him are remote.

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NFL | D. Brooks has not received offers

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 07:24:57 -0700

Peter King, of SI.com, reports free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) has not received an offer from a team since he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brooks said he wants to play one more year. His gut feeling is he will get picked up. Some teams, most notably the New Orleans Saints, have sniffed around but no offers have been made.

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Buccaneers | Morris says Brooks will not be back

Thu, 14 May 2009 14:21:36 -0700

Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) is not coming back to the team.

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Buccaneers | Brooks unlikely to be re-signed

Sat, 02 May 2009 15:54:36 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris indicated that the team likely will not re-sign unrestricted free-agent LB Derrick Brooks. "You never want to say no to anything," Morris said. "You never want to be that way, period. But we've made plans, we've moved on."

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NFL | D. Brooks does not plan to retire

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 08:41:37 -0700

Steve Wyche, of NFL.com, reports free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) said Tuesday, March 10, that he does not plan to retire and he has heard from several teams interested in signing him. Brooks plans to play for at least one more year. He has not ruled out any teams, including those that are supposedly rebuilding. Brooks is open to returning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, should they want him.

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Buccaneers | Brooks unsure about future

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 05:58:11 -0800

Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com, reports free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers) said he is considering signing with another team, retirement or possibly taking a position in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization.

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Saints | Might show interest in D. Brooks

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:10:38 -0800

Rick Serritella, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports the New Orleans Saints might show interest in free-agent LB Derrick Brooks (Buccaneers).

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Buccaneers | Ruud new leader on defense

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:15:47 -0800

Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud will be the new leader of the team's defense after the recent release of LB Derrick Brooks. LB Quincy Black said, "As of right now, Barrett is not just the leader of the linebacker room, but he's also the leader of the defense. He goes out there day in and day out and does his job and performs well."

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Buccaneers | Brooks officially released

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:46:55 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have released LB Derrick Brooks.

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Buccaneers | Brooks to be released

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 07:06:24 -0800

PewterReport.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will release LB Derrick Brooks Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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Buccaneers | Brooks unable to finish Week 17 game

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:36:37 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) started the team's Week 17 game, but he was unable to finish the game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks planning to play next year

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:36:27 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks is planning to play in 2009, which is the final year of his contract with the team. He is due a $3 million base salary next year and there is no guarantee the team will bring him back.

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Buccaneers | Brooks expected to play in Week 17

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 08:07:53 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs, hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 26, and should play in Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Brooks misses practice Thursday

Thu, 25 Dec 2008 12:52:03 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. He is expected to play in Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Brooks sits out practice Wednesday

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 11:54:25 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs) sat out practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. He is expected to play in Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Brooks should be ready for Week 17

Mon, 22 Dec 2008 08:26:05 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs) should be good to go for Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Brooks questionable for Week 16

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:21:56 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks expected to play in Week 16

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:22:16 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, but he is expected to play in Week 16.

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Buccaneers | Brooks misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:54:29 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, but head coach Jon Gruden said the team received good news from a doctor offering a second opinion. Gruden is hopeful Brooks will play in Week 16.

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Buccaneers | Team sends two to Pro Bowl

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:52:54 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they will send LB Derrick Brooks and RB Clifton Smith to the 2009 Pro Bowl. Smith made the team as a kick returner.

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Buccaneers | Brooks questionable for Week 16

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:10:06 -0800

Updating a previous report, Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (ribs) is considered questionable for the team's Week 16 game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks injured in Week 15

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 05:21:13 -0800

PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (rib) suffered a rib injury in Week 15 that head coach Jon Gruden described as "very concerning."

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Buccaneers | Brooks not taking Detroit lightly

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:26:56 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks said the team are not taking their Week 12 opponent, the winless Detroit Lions, lightly. "We're playing the Detroit Lions. The record means nothing to us. The fact that they've beaten us the last two times we've traveled there, that's what means something to us. The record is meaningless. They could easily be 10-0 if a couple of plays went the other way," Brooks said.

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Buccaneers | Brooks plays Week 11

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 07:39:02 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (knee) was solid in the team's Week 11 game and should be fine for Week 12.

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Buccaneers | Brooks expected to play in Week 11

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:38:29 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14. He is expected to play in the team's Week 11 game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks plays Week 7

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:46:29 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) played in the team's Week 7 game. He should be able to play in the team's Week 8 game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks practices Thursday

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 16:21:41 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 9. He should be able to play in the team's Week 6 game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks limited during practice Wednesday

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 15:18:05 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 8. He should be able to play in the team's Week 6 game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks probable for Week 5

Fri, 03 Oct 2008 15:21:50 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 3. He is listed as probable for the team's Week 5 game and will play in the game.

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Buccaneers | Brooks practices Thursday

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 14:29:36 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) practiced Thursday, Oct. 2, and he should play Week 5.

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Buccaneers | Brooks practices Wednesday

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 17:01:43 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 1, and should play Week 5.

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Buccaneers | Brooks named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Wed, 01 Oct 2008 11:19:35 -0700

The NFL has announced Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 4 performance. He had five tackles, three passes defensed, one interception and one forced fumble in the game.

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