The San Francisco 49ers have signed some linebacker and special teams depth. The team announced the signing of linebacker Korey Toomer to a one-year deal. General manager John Lynch commented on the addition:
“We’re excited to add a talented player like Korey to our defensive unit. Korey is a good fit for the ‘stack linebacker’ position in our scheme and he provides our team another good football player with plenty of NFL experience in similar systems.”
Toomer entered the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks as a fifth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played with the Seahawks in 2012 and 2013 before moving on to the Dallas Cowboys (2014), St. Louis Rams (2014), Oakland Raiders (2015) and San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2016-17).
Toomer has appeared in 46 games (16 starts) and registered 115 tackles, 2.0 sacks, one interception (which he returned for a touchdown), five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed, while adding 14 special teams tackles. In 2017, he played in a career-high 15 games (eight starts) and tallied 46 tackles, 1.0 sack, one interception, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed.