Antoine Bethea is staying in the NFC West.
The 11-year veteran will sign a three-year deal with the Cardinals, the team announced on Thursday.
The 49ers released Bethea on Tuesday after three seasons with the franchise.
“Antoine is a true professional in every sense and I have a great deal of respect for the way he has gone about his business throughout his career,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. “We would like to thank him for the positive impact he has had on this team both as a player and as a leader, on and off the field. We wish Antoine, and his family, great success in the future.”
In 2014, he reached the Pro Bowl and was named the 49ers' MVP.
The Cardinals are holding an introductory press conference for Bethea on Thursday afternoon.
Ricky Jean-Francois reportedly found a new team on Thursday.
The former 49ers defensive tackle signed a one-year deal with the Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
San Francisco selected Jean-Francois in the seventh round of the 2009 draft.
After appearing in just three games as a rookie, the LSU product saw in action in all 16 regular season games in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Jean-Francois played for Indianapolis in 2013 and 2014 and Washington the last two years.
His deal with Green Bay is reportedly worth $3 million.
Quinton Patton signed with the Jets on Thursday, the team announced.
The 49ers selected the wide receiver in the fourth round (128th overall) of the 2013 draft.
He caught just three passes in each of his first two seasons in San Francisco.
In 2015, he registered 30 catches for 394 yards and one touchdown.
Last season, he recorded 408 receiving yards on 37 receptions.
In the 49ers Week 14 loss to the Jets, Patton caught four passes for 31 yards.
Patton visited New York last weekend.