After losing OLB Travis LaBoy to San Diego in free agency, the 49ers struck back by signing former Chargerss OLB Antwan Applewhite on Sunday. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the news.
Applewhite played three seasons with the Chargers and was a starter for much of the 2010 season. He finished the year with 48 tackles and three sacks.
He was supposed to be a restricted free agent this year, but the team rescinded his rights last week to create more salary cap space.