49ers to sign former All-Pro LB De’Vondre Campbell

The 49ers are trying again to add a former All-Pro linebacker. After missing out on former Chargers LB Eric Kendricks, San Francisco agreed to a deal with former Packers LB De’Vondre Campbell according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

Campbell, 30, was a fourth-round pick of the Falcons in the 2016 draft. He spent the first four years of his career there before joining the Cardinals for one season, and the Packers for three seasons. Green Bay released Campbell on Wednesday when the new league year began.

After a fine first five years where he posted 303 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 25 tackles for loss three interceptions and 19 pass breakups, Campbell broke out in 2021 with an All-Pro campaign. In that 2021 season he racked up a career-high 146 tackles with 2.0 sacks and two interceptions.

His play has taken a dip in the two seasons since, and he’s missed a total of 10 games in that stretch.

While he may not reach All-Pro-level play again, Campbell is still a quality, starting-caliber player who should benefit from playing next to Fred Warner and behind a very good defensive line.

Story originally appeared on Niners Wire