Greg Manusky has added another former 49er to his defense. A couple days after the Chargers agreed to terms with Takeo Spikes, they announced today that they had signed another linebacker, Travis LaBoy, to a two-year contract. Both will play for Manusky in San Diego.
LaBoy is a local product who lived in Larkspur, attended Marin Catholic High and wore a Roger Craig jersey as a kid. Playing for the 49ers had been a dream of his.
When San Francisco signed LaBoy to a one-year, $1.6 million contract in April of 2010, many were skeptical he’d ever see the field. The veteran pass rusher had suffered several injuries as his career progressed, including a foot injury that wiped out his entire 2009 season. But LaBoy made the 49ers roster and played well in passing situations. Only Justin Smith (8.5) and Patrick Willis (6) had more sacks than LaBoy’s 5 last season.
LaBoy played 14 games in 2010 before a knee injury knocked him down. The 49ers never seemed that interested in re-signing him.