Report: Kampman flew to Jacksonville last night
As day two of free agency kicks into full gear, we can all look forward to another 24-span of reports about flights, visits, physicals, and contracts.
The latest intriguing piece of intel comes to us from a website called JagNation.com, which is reporting that free agent defensive end Aaron Kampman flew into Jacksonville last night to meet with the Jaguars.
The 6’4”, 260-pound defensive end from Iowa is arguably the biggest free agent left on the board, now that Julius Peppers, Antrel Rolle, Karlos Dansby, Chester Taylor and Dunta Robinson have all signed contracts. There are several teams that have been rumored to be in the Kampman sweepstakes, including the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks.
The Jaguars interest in the defensive end should come as no surprise to anyone who actually watched the team last season. Jacksonville was awful getting after the passer in 2009, ranking dead-last in the NFL in sacks (14) and 27th in passing defense (235.9 yds/gm).
The team definitely has a need for a guy like Kampman, who racked up 37 sacks in 47 starts from 2006-2008. The downside is he’s coming off a season-ending knee injury.
And keep this fact in mind: Kampman went to the same high school (Aplington-Parkersburg H.S.) in Parkersburg, Iowa as current Jaguars center Brad Meester.
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