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Brooks' career by the numbers

February, 26, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- The crew over at ESPN Stats & Information assembled a nice packet on Derrick Brooks' time with the Buccaneers.

 Brooks

To start with, Brooks ranks first in team history in games (224), starts (221), Pro Bowl selections (11) and first-team All-Pro selections (five). Only four other defensive players in history played at least as many games for one franchise as Brooks did for the Bucs: Darrell Green (Redskins), Ed "Too Tall" Jones (Cowboys), Jim Marshall (Vikings) and Clay Matthews (Browns).

Brooks, the 2002 Associate Press Defensive Player of the Year, also had seven career defensive touchdowns.

With Brooks' departure from the Bucs, cornerback Ronde Barber remains as the only starter from the Super Bowl XXXVII championship team. Fullback Jameel Cook, who left and returned to the Bucs, and safety Jermaine Phillips, who appeared in that game as a special teams player, are the only other players still (sort of) with the Bucs.

Phillips can become a free agent Friday, and Cook's spot on the roster in 2009 is far from a lock with two fullbacks (B.J. Askew and Byron Storer) expected back from injuries.

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