The 49ers announce they’ve signed former-Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer to a one year deal.


Toomer was rightfully excited about his new home.

It was reported the 49ers were bringing him in for a visit on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Toomer was a fifth-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft who has spent time with the Cowboys, Rams and Raiders. In 2016, he was the most efficient run-stopping linebacker in the NFL stopping 14.1% of runs on 177 run snaps. He spent the previous two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers appearing in 28 games totaling 78 tackles and two sacks. His highlight play last year came against the Buffalo Bills when he returned a interception 59 yards for a touchdown. With questions surrounding the availability of Reuben Foster and the health of Malcolm Smith, the team has been searching for veteran options and will be certainly looking to add more in the draft. Toomer would add much needed depth to the linebacker position and is familiar with the scheme as he was in Seattle with the 49ers current defensive coordinator Robert Saleh in 2012.

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