BY: John Mamola

Former Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks has another title to add to his business card. 

According to’s Pat Yasinkas, Brooks will serve as an appeals officer, the NFL and NFL Players Association announced Friday morning.

Brooks will hear appeals for on-field discipline as former Vikings center Matt Birk steps down from the position as he takes on a new role as the NFL director of football development.Brooks played for the Bucs from 1995 through 2008 and has served as president of the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm since 2011.

Brooks will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next weekend in Canton, OH.

“Derrick views this game with a very unique understanding as both a player and a team president,” NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent said to ESPN. “His review of appeals will be informed by experience as a player and as an executive.”






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