De'Vondre Campbell takes a bitter shot at Packers after free agency departure

Green Bay Packers, De'Vondre Campbell
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Departing free agents can't help but take a shot at the Green Bay Packers on the way out.

Aaron Jones felt disrespected, signed with the division-rival Minnesota Vikings, and started liking tweets directed at general manager Brian Gutekunst and the front office. Now, it's De'Vondre Campbell's turn to take a shot at his former team after leaving.

Campbell spent the past three seasons in Green Bay, but he has signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

While his time in Green Bay can be viewed as a success, Campbell struggled in 2023. The Packers released him in a cap-saving move at the start of the new league year.

After his release, Campbell took a shot at the Packers on social media.

De'Vondre Campbell believes he was 'badly misused' by Packers

Shortly before it was reported that Campbell had signed with the 49ers, he made an unnecessary comment about the Packers on his Instagram story.

"Someone is about to get a great football player that's been badly misused," Campbell wrote.

Whether intended or not, that comes across as a direct criticism of former defensive coordinator Joe Barry. Considering Campbell became a first-team All-Pro in Barry's system in 2021, his comment about being "misused" is completely unnecessary. And wrong.

There was no need for it. Why post it?

Campbell's departure felt inevitable. Coincidentally, it started with another social media post. In December, he posted on X that he wouldn't be "going out my way anymore" or "playing through injuries anymore." He missed the next two games, returning for the season finale against the Chicago Bears and the playoffs.

Campbell gets another opportunity in San Francisco with the defending NFC champions, but it's a shame his time in Green Bay couldn't have ended better.

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