Packers announce release of LB De’Vondre Campbell: ‘Tremendous leader and true pro’

The Green Bay Packers officially announced the release of linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, a first-team All-Pro in 2021 who spent three seasons in Green Bay.

Campbell appeared in 40 games for the Packers, tallying 314 tackles, four interceptions, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 2.0 sacks and 15 tackles for loss between 2021 and 2023.

Both general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur commented on Campbell’s departure in a press release.

Gutekunst said Campbell had a “big impact” on the Packers through “on-field performance and leadership.” LaFleur called Campbell a “tremendous leader and true pro.” ”

“He was instrumental in our success and helped establish our standards in the locker room and on the field,” LaFleur added.

Campbell had a huge first season in Green Bay: 146 tackles, two interceptions, 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. The production earned him one of the game’s highest honors: a first-team All-Pro selection.

Injuries cost Campbell 10 games over the last two seasons. He turns 31 years old in July.

Campbell is the third Packers veteran to be released this week, joining left tackle David Bakhtiari and running back Aaron Jones. Campbell’s release came after the start of the new league year, allowing the Packers to designate him a post-June 1st cut.

Story originally appeared on Packers Wire