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Jaguars lose Aaron Kampman for the season

In only eight games, Aaron Kampman had transformed himself into the leader of the Jaguars defense, not to mention their best defensive lineman.

Jacksonville will have to move on without him after learning that Kampman suffered a torn ACL at practice Thursday, ending his season.  Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio announced the move at his Friday press conference.   Kampman’s career in Green Bay ended with a torn ACL to his other knee, and he made a quick recovery to play well for the season’s first eight games.

It’s a crushing blow for the beleaguered Jaguars defense.  They have struggled to consistently pressure the passer, and will now have to turn back to recently benched former first-round pick Derrick Harvey.  Kampman also represents a huge investment by the organization, which had been paying off.  He received a $10 million signing bonus on a four-year deal.

In a deep AFC playoff picture, both the Jaguars and Texans can’t afford to fall to 4-5 on Sunday.  We seriously doubt Jacksonville can make a second half run because of their tough schedule, and this news will only make their task tougher.

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13 Responses to “Jaguars lose Aaron Kampman for the season”
  1. cusoman says: Nov 12, 2010 1:11 PM

    Looks like that mamby pamby Packers physical conditioning program he was with for 7 years that creates hoards of injured players finally caught up with the guy again… I feel sorry for him, it’s not like he knew any better when he was with that team :(

  2. footballrulz says: Nov 12, 2010 1:15 PM

    Man, that’s too bad. AK has class and a full on motor. IF ever a player did not deserve this it’s Kampman. Godspeed on the recovery.

  3. packerrube13 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:18 PM

    Yikes. Good guy too. Its too bad this keeps happening to him. If only someone like Bart Scott had these kind of issues, he is more deserving of the bad luck.

  4. robigd says: Nov 12, 2010 1:18 PM

    It is a shame when something like this happens during practice.

  5. charleswoodson says: Nov 12, 2010 1:38 PM

    “In only eight games, Aaron Kampman had transformed himself into the leader of the Jaguars defense, not to mention their best defensive lineman.”

    Hmmm…….But you did mention he’s their best defensive lineman.

    Better:

    In only eight games, Aaron Kampman had transformed himself into the leader of the Jaguars defense and their best defensive lineman.

  6. diehard15 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:57 PM

    I’m sure other Packer fans are as saddened as I am to hear about this tough break for Aaron. It was good to see him doing well with the Jaguars. May he have a full and speedy recovery. I continue to pull for the classy guys who move on from Green Bay with their careers. I also hope for Al Harris to be able to play until he’s 40 like he wants.

    I can’t say the same for the jerks and perverts we lost. Oh, that’s right, that’s the same guy.

  7. footballrulz says: Nov 12, 2010 2:09 PM

    A cusoman–weren’t you just whining a couple of weeks ago about people “badmouthing” you Vikes. Yep, I remember it distinctly. Now here you are, on a Dolphins thread no less, whining about the Packers. Hypocrite much?

  8. SpartaChris says: Nov 12, 2010 2:24 PM

    Man, tough road for Kampman. Hopefully he has a speedy recovery and avoids injury next season!

  9. cusoman says: Nov 12, 2010 2:37 PM

    @footballrulz
    You must have me confused with someone else, I’m quite used to that around here, TYVM. If you would do the same, you might enjoy yourself a bit more.

    You really can’t ignore the fact that the past several Packer teams have had scores of injuries – I’m not just making this up, it is what it is.

    In any case, I have nothing against Kampman and have always respected him as a player, regardless of team, so I hope he bounces back and keeps making an impact.

  10. Florian says: Nov 12, 2010 2:40 PM

    Really tough break.
    Kampman is as classy as they come in the NFL.

  11. mechajaguar says: Nov 12, 2010 5:35 PM

    Kampman has been awesome so far, but it’s too bad he got injured.

  12. footballrulz says: Nov 12, 2010 5:49 PM

    cusoman says:
    Nov 1, 2010 9:19 PM
    gregjennings says: November 1, 2010 7:54 PM
    Serves all the rude Viking fans right for slinging names like Erin Rodgers and McFatty. Constantly poking fun at Ted Thompson. Saying, he’s an idiot and has no balls.
    How’s your locker room going these days?
    The Packers have quality depth and are poised to make a ligitimate run at the NFC North crown.
    SKOL
    ——————–
    Oh stop the high and mighty act – you Packer backers are just as guilty of calling other team’s fans names as some Vikings fans are. I’d go so far as to say you’re worse actually, because the zeal that runs through nothing-to-do-land amongst you Packer breeders is second to none, and that’s NOT a compliment

  13. footballrulz says: Nov 12, 2010 5:52 PM

    Sorry Cusoman–you’re no Saint.

    cusoman says:
    Nov 12, 2010 2:37 PM
    @footballrulz
    You must have me confused with someone else, I’m quite used to that around here, TYVM. If you would do the same, you might enjoy yourself a bit more

    NOw, I’m not oneo f those “self-educated Wisconsonites” you were ragging on earlier but I don;t quite understand what it is you think I should do the same” of. Confuse myself with someone else?

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