De’Vondre Campbell reveals true colors of Packers organization after abrupt exit: “Could’ve just told me the truth”

De’Vondre Campbell has played for three different teams in the NFL since he was drafted in 2016: the Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, and most recently, the Green Bay Packers. He’s onto his fourth NFL team now, after the Packers let him go, even though he hasn’t been in the league for a full decade yet.

However, after joining the San Francisco 49ers, Campbell didn’t show any regret towards his former team. Instead, he openly expressed his frustrations.

De’Vondre Campbell slams Packers board

De’Vondre Campbell’s decision to leave the Green Bay Packers during free agency has left a sour impression. Instead of showing appreciation towards his former team, he chose to vent his frustrations on social media.

The ex-Packers player admitted that the Packers were the top organization he had been involved with, but didn’t hold back in pointing out flaws in certain coaches within the organization.

“Best organization I’ve ever been apart of at this point but it’s some coaches I lost ALL respect for,” he wrote in a post.

Another social media post saw Campbell criticizing the Packers for their handling of his and Aaron Jones’ situations, accusing the organization of lacking transparency. He also slammed them for the lack of communication regarding a potential pay cut.

“The organization didn’t even call me to ask if I wanted to take a pay cut. They just released me after going in the media and saying me and Aaron jones were apart of the future plans. They could’ve just told me the truth. I could easily be bitter but I’m not,” he wrote. 

The Packers’ decision to release Campbell came amid ongoing negotiations with Jones, who was asked to take a pay cut. Nevertheless, the two sides failed to reach an agreement, leading to Jones’ departure to the Minnesota Vikings and the addition of Josh Jacobs.

Meanwhile, Campbell’s release provided the Packers with approximately $10.5 million in cap space.

De’Vondre Campbell signed with rivals 49ers

De’Vondre Campbell’s journey through the NFL continues as he embarks on a new chapter with the 49ers. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Campbell has signed a one-year deal with the 49ers, marking his fourth team in the league, all within the NFC.

His move to the 49ers also brings him back to the NFC West for the second time in his career. The 30-year-old joins the 49ers after being one of three veterans released by the Green Bay Packers, following in the footsteps of teammate Aaron Jones in securing a new team.

While his tenure with the Packers saw him earn first-team All-Pro honors in 2021, his performance was marred by injuries and regression over the past two seasons, per Yahoo Sports. Nevertheless, his arrival in San Francisco presents a fresh opportunity for the linebacker, as he looks to compete for a starting role in the 49ers’ linebacker corps.

With Dre Greenlaw currently recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in the Super Bowl, Campbell could find himself in a prime position to make an impact on the field for the 49ers this offseason.

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