The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that they’ve claimed LB Carl Bradford off of waivers from the Packers and placed LB Nick Bellore (elbow) on injured reserve.
Bradford, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2014. He managed to make the 53-man roster during his first year in the NFL before being converted to inside linebacker this last year.
Bradford spent the 2015 season on the Packers their practice squad and was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason again this year. The Packers later signed him to their practice squad before calling him up a month ago.
Green Bay waived Bradford this past weekend to make room for QB Joe Callahan.
In 2016, Bradford has appeared in four games and recorded a single tackle for the Packers.
Bellore, 27, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan. He is in the final year of a two-year $1.69 million contract that included a $30,000 signing bonus and is set to make a base salary of $760,000 this season.
In 2016, Bellore appeared in 14 games for the 49ers and recorded 82 total tackles, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and forced fumble, and four pass defenses. ProFootballFocus rates him as the No. 63 overall linebackers out of 91 qualifying players.