Packers to release LB De’Vondre Campbell on Wednesday

The Green Bay Packers will release linebacker De’Vondre Campbell after the start of the new league year on Wednesday, according to reporting from Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

The expectation is the move will be designated as a post-June 1 cut, which means the Packers will save a little over $10.5 million on the salary cap in 2024.

Campbell was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2021, his first season in Green Bay. He signed a $50 million deal to return to the Packers in 2022 but has suffered through back-to-back injury-plagued seasons. He missed four games in 2022 and six in 2023 and wasn’t nearly as impactful when on the field.

Campbell, who turns 31 years old in July, was due a $2.9 million roster bonus on March 16. His dead cap hit in 2024 will be $3,657,000. The rest of the dead cap — a little over $7.9 million — will hit the cap in 2025.

Per Silverstein, the Packers are looking for a younger player to team with Quay Walker, who is expected to play weakside linebacker in Jeff Hafley’s new defense.

Campbell played in 11 games in 2023, tallying 75 tackles, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. He missed several games late in the season with a lingering neck injury.

Campbell’s cap number was set to be $14.23 million in 2024. His deal ran through the 2026 season and had over $20 million in base salaries left to be paid.

Story originally appeared on Packers Wire