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Aaron Kampman’s future with Jaguars looks murky

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Aaron Kampman has barely played a role for the Jaguars since he tore his ACL for a second time halfway through the 2010 season and there’s growing reason to doubt that he’ll ever play a role for them again.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that the defensive end is not expected back on the practice field until “some time during training camp.” That’s not particularly encouraging, especially since Kampman had what was described as a clean-out surgery on his knee at the end of last season. The slow pace of his rehab and long history of knee problems have some wondering if he’ll contribute to the Jaguars in 2012.

“It’s a natural reaction,” Kampman said. “I haven’t played a full season for a while. So obviously people are going to say, ‘hey, is he?’ I get that. It’s a natural thing. No, I don’t get frustrated. The reality is, it’s a right now business. Patience is not always something that’s given.”

Patience is almsot never something that’s given when a player is set to make $4.975 million. Kampman needs to be able justify that kind of expenditure and that won’t be easy to do if he can’t show the Jaguars where he’s at until training camp is already underway.

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10 Responses to “Aaron Kampman’s future with Jaguars looks murky”
  1. pkrlvr says: May 23, 2012 10:21 AM

    You’d think he could afford a better haircut with that kind of money….

  2. regisphilbin says: May 23, 2012 10:25 AM

    Man AK74 looks like nickleback.

  3. balewsquare says: May 23, 2012 10:32 AM

    I remember I wanted the Bears to sign him instead of Peppers. A) I thought he would bring more bang for the buck B) I didn’t know how elite Peppers is…guess I couldn’t be GM…though Angelo was…

  4. beedubyatoo says: May 23, 2012 10:36 AM

    Man AK74 looks like nickleback.

    This, from someone whose screen name is regisphilbin??

  5. muskyhunter2542 says: May 23, 2012 10:53 AM

    Trust me… This guy will get back at it somewhere for some other team.

  6. mike bonserio says: May 23, 2012 11:30 AM

    come join the Giants pass rush!

  7. purpleguy says: May 23, 2012 11:31 AM

    Geez, that haircut makes Jared Allen’s hairstyle look like Calvin Klein.

  8. slopmcflop says: May 23, 2012 1:05 PM


    Also, Peppers sucks and I don’t have to prove why because it’s the internet.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: May 23, 2012 1:10 PM

    Seldom actually appearing in a regular season game, Aaron has become known as “The Camp Man” in Jax.

  10. hotstampjax says: May 24, 2012 9:35 AM

    Very few white guys can take 10 years of pounding on an NFL defense. Over the past 5 years, try and name 5 players who did. Kampman is done! More JAG money down the toilet!

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