Ahmad Brooks benched himself during win over Giants

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Believing that he should be playing every snap of the game, Ahmad Brooks benched himself Sunday against the Giants.

Instead of playing the whole game Brooks found himself sharing snaps with Aldon Smith and Aaron Lynch. Upset with this plan Brooks told 49ers coaches of his displeasure and then went to the bench and removed his cleats.

Not log ago it was reported that Brooks was nearly dealt to the Browns. On the season he has four sacks and 20 tackles in nine games.

After the game Jim Harbaugh downplayed the issue saying “We need Ahmad Brooks to win a championship. I feel that wholeheartedly and have felt that way.”