49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks' 2013 salary has de-escalated from $4.3 million to $2.7 million because he "did not meet certain requirements."
Those "certain requirements" included playing 93.2 percent of the 49ers' defensive snaps, and San Francisco winning 12 games. It's rough stuff for a player who had a big season, notching 47 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception. Going on 29, Brooks graded out as the No. 5 3-4 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings after being No. 22 a season ago. Brooks is signed through 2017.