Defensive coordinator Dom Capers has acquired more excitement to his defensive front seven of the Green Bay Packers, as the franchise signed five-year veteran Quinton Dial today.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport tweeted the news to social media.
Dial was cut from the San Francisco 49ers on last week, ended a tenure of 126 tackles and 4.5 sacks. The 6-foot-5, 318-pound defensive lineman turned in a strong performance in 2015, collecting 59 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. He signed a three-year extension with the team back on Feb. 24, 2016 prior to being released.
Adding Dial gives the Packers leverage on its defensive line – to pair alongside Ricky Jean Francois, Mike Daniels and Montravius Adams (rookie).
Before pursuing a career in the National Football League, Dial was a defensive lineman at both East Mississippi Community College and the University of Alabama (2011-12).
He assisted the Crimson Tide to back-to-back BCS national championships in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.