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Keith Brooking

Keith Brooking - #57 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 10/30/1975
Birthplace Senoia, GA
College Georgia Tech
Years played 16
Drafted 1998, 1st round, 12th pick by Falcons

Middle of 'D' in 2013 a question mark for Denver

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Age and contracts of the Broncos' starters at defensive tackle and middle linebacker could lead to a new group in the middle in 2013.

Broncos favor Brooking in middle over Mays

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Broncos MLB Joe Mays appears to have been demoted from his starting spot in favor of Keith Brooking, though it may be a fluid situation.

Broncos sign veteran LB Brooking

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
The Broncos have signed LB Keith Brooking, the team announced Monday.

Cowboys' Lee looks to build on opener

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
ILB Sean Lee got off to a bit of a slow start in training camp, but his fine Week One game demonstrates he's ready for his starting assignment.

Cowboys veterans meet with WR Bryant

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Three veteran Cowboys players met with WR Dez Bryant on Saturday to discuss the second-year wideout's off-the-field troubles.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Four Cowboys starters cleared to practice

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips announced Tuesday that four of his starters would return to practice from injury, with a fifth to return next week.

Cowboys lose another starter for the preseason

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Gerald Sensabaugh becomes the fourth Cowboys starter who will miss the rest of the preseason after injuring his left shoulder. His availability for the season opener is in jeopardy.


Posted Aug. 11, 2012
Brooking participated in his first padded practice with the Denver Broncos on Saturday, subbing for rookie Danny Trevathan (ankle) at weakside linebacker behind Wesley Woodyard.||||||| The five-time Pro Bowler signed a one-year, $1 million deal with Denver last week to provide a savvy presence to the linebacking corps that will be without five-time leading tackler D.J. Williams for the first six weeks of the regular season while he serves a drug suspension. Williams also faces a DUI trial next week.
Posted Aug. 06, 2012
The Broncos have signed veteran free agent linebacker Keith Brooking.||||||| The 15th-year pro played his last three seasons in Dallas after an outstanding 11-year run in Atlanta, where he was the Falcons' No. 1 draft pick in 1998. A five-time Pro Bowler, the 36-year-old Brooking has played in all 16 regular season games for 11 consecutive years, starting all of them in nine of those seasons. But he started just three games last year, when he was supplanted by Sean Lee. Brooking recorded 34 tackles in 2011.
Posted Feb. 27, 2009
Brooking, the last remaining player from Atlanta's Super Bowl team, became a free agent Friday after failing to work out a new contract with the Falcons.||||||| The 33-year-old linebacker is a five-time Pro Bowler and the team's leading tackler each of the last eight seasons. But he struggled in pass coverage and was caught out of position when Arizona converted a third-and-16 to clinch its playoff victory over the Falcons.
Posted Aug. 29, 2005
Brooking's strained quadriceps muscle has improved recently, and the Falcons expect the linebacker to make his preseason debut in Thursday's exhibition finale against the Miami Dolphins. However, his time will be limited, as the team does not want to risk further aggravation of the injury.||||||| Brooking plans to be back to full strength by the start of the regular season. In 16 games last year, he recorded 102 tackles, three interceptions and 2.5 sacks. He has topped the 100-tackle plateau each of the last four years.