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Packers to visit with OLB Ahmad Brooks on Tuesday, per report

The Packers could improve their depth at outside linebacker.

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In search of ways to improve their pass rush, the Green Bay Packers will visit with free-agent outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, according to the Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala. The team scheduled the meeting for Tuesday.

Brooks, an 11-year NFL veteran, hit the open market earlier this week after the San Francisco 49ers released him. Brooks played most of his career in the Bay Area, starting on a defense that went to three straight NFC title games and a Super Bowl earlier in the decade. Brooks’ best days appear to be behind him, but the Packers could still potentially use him in a part-time role.

Due in part to the departures of Julius Peppers and Datone Jones, Green Bay has struggled to generate pressure off the edge during the 2017 preseason. Multiple health issues among outside linebackers -- Vince Biegel has yet to appear in a preseason game after undergoing foot surgery while Nick Perry and Jayrone Elliott left Saturday’s game with ankle and back injuries respectively -- likely contributed to the team’s interest in adding an established pass-rusher to the rotation. Brooks would immediately become the most experienced linebacker on the roster upon signing.

For his career, Brooks has amassed 290 tackles, 53 12 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, and a defensive touchdown. He turned 33 in March.