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Former Alabama defensive lineman Quinton Dial signs with Green Bay Packers

Kyle Terada - USA TODAY Sports

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.

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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