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Aaron Kampman’s role to be reduced

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Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman and running back Maurice Jones-Drew will make their full team practice debuts for the year on Saturday, according to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton will finally made his practice debut after being on the shelf for eating too many pot roasts during the lockout.

The team has been careful to bring Kampman and Jones-Drew back slowly from their respective knee injuries.  Both players will sit out the team’s second preseason game, but it’s a good sign that they have progressed enough to practice fully again.

The Jaguars will continue to be careful with Kampman in the regular season.  The former Packer is coming off his second torn ACL in as many years and coach Jack Del Rio wants to keep him healthy.

With that in mind, Kampman’s snaps-per-game will be reduced from roughly 70 to 45 this year.  It’s a sensible move, but it highlights the risk Jacksonville took when they signed Kampman to a huge deal last year.

The Jaguars hope he can again be their best defensive player, but he’s no longer an every-down player.

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15 Responses to “Aaron Kampman’s role to be reduced”
  1. iamthorny says: Aug 13, 2011 6:41 PM

    I didn’t know the lead singer from Nickelback played DE for the Jags…

  2. cheezysmegma says: Aug 13, 2011 6:42 PM

    45 snaps per game or for the season?

  3. iamgoodkid says: Aug 13, 2011 6:44 PM

    its the bears from here in north georgia

  4. jimmysee says: Aug 13, 2011 6:47 PM

    Ted Thompson was roundly criticized for letting Kampman go.

    Looks like genius move now.

  5. schemefactory says: Aug 13, 2011 6:55 PM

    wow, he used to have a crewcut with the packers. he kinda looks like a muppet now.

  6. riverhorsey says: Aug 13, 2011 7:03 PM

    Jones-Drew not very tough if this is his first practice.

  7. theripster30 says: Aug 13, 2011 7:20 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Aug 13, 2011 6:47 PM
    Ted Thompson was roundly criticized for letting Kampman go.

    Looks like genius move now.

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    Im a Packer backer and never really saw TT get much criticism in letting Kamp go. The 3-4 defense with Kampman at LB just wasn’t his style.

  8. hobartbaker says: Aug 13, 2011 7:21 PM

    Last year, Aaron found a picture of his Dad when he was in college, and thought he looked really cool.

  9. uwsptke says: Aug 13, 2011 7:24 PM

    schemefactory says:
    Aug 13, 2011 6:55 PM
    wow, he used to have a crewcut with the packers. he kinda looks like a muppet now.

    =======================

    Or Bradley Cooper.

  10. zchild says: Aug 13, 2011 7:29 PM

    Great player but as a Packer fan he will always be remembered as an even better person….

    He looks like Triple H with the new haircut tho…

  11. orthodoxdj says: Aug 13, 2011 7:35 PM

    Oh, sorry. It makes sense now. Kampman’s ready to cut it loose…footloose.

  12. luvsyellopuzy says: Aug 13, 2011 7:54 PM

    Watch out for his cameo on “To Catch a Predator”

  13. hurricane73 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:05 PM

    It’s a sensible move, but it highlights the risk Jacksonville took when they signed Kampman to a huge deal last year.

    The fact that he had an injury in GB is irreverent.
    This statement would make more sense if Kampman had injured the same knee as he did in GB.
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    @riverhorsey- It’s not up to Jones-Drew if he is allowed to practice. Coaches make that decision. You must be a Jay Cutler fan?

  14. *Legion* says: Aug 14, 2011 5:46 PM

    The Falcons do the same thing with John Abraham. He’s rewarded them by averaging over 11 sacks a year over the past four years.

  15. bigvinnyinjax says: Aug 16, 2011 7:11 AM

    I think it’s time his hair is reduced.

    Kampan’s still a solid player and probably capable of being an every-down guy. But this seems to be the direction the Jaguars are taking. They have said the same exact thing about Jones-Drew.

    Just sounds to me like a team that’s tired of getting burned by injuries and late season collapses.

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