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The 49ers and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks have worked out their differences and he will be back on the field Sunday against Washington, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday during his weekly press conference.
Brooks was disgruntled after losing playing time Sunday to Aldon Smith and rookie Aaron Lynch.
He sat on the bench and did not make himself available to play in the second half after cutting the spats from his cleats.
Harbaugh said he had conversations with Brooks but he declined to elaborate.
"We’ve addressed it and had those conversations," Harbaugh said. "Onward.”
Harbaugh on Sunday said the 49ers could not win a championship without Brooks. In the past, the 49ers parted ways with unhappy players Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James because the organization did not deem their contributions essential to the team's success.
Brooks leads the 49ers with four sacks, and his sack-fumble against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees set up the winning field goal in overtime on Nov. 9.
Brooks declined to comment after the 49ers' 16-10 victory over the New York Giants.
Brooks played 12 snaps in the first half and did not return to action.