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Source: Bucs have "huge" interest in Kampman

Defensive end is No. 1 target of Tampa Bay Brad Biggs

Print This March 05, 2010, 10:51 AM EST

Reports right now are linking Aaron Kampman to the Seattle Seahawks, suggesting that the high-motor defensive end could be headed west to reunite with new general manager John Schneider, who knows him well from their days in Green Bay.

That very well could happen. With Julius Peppers en route to Chicago and the Bears expected to get his name on a contract by the end of the day, and with Kyle Vanden Bosch apparently landing in Detroit, Kampman is easily the most talented pass rusher on the market.

And there is one team that doesn’t have a lot of money committed to players that has a lot of interest in Kampman. A league source with knowledge of the situation said that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have “huge” interest in Kampman and classified the veteran as the club’s No. 1 target in free agency.

It would make sense. The Bucs have a very real need for a pass rusher and with a young team and young coaching staff, Kampman is the kind of player who could come in and provide a steadying influence.

Whether or not the Bucs will get an opportunity to make a run at Kampman remains to be seen, but rest assured Tampa is in pursuit.

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