Defensive end Aaron Kampman’s injury-ravaged stay in Jacksonville has come to an end.
The Jaguars announced that they released Kampman on Thursday. The move isn’t surprising. Kampman hasn’t been able to practice at all this offseason and wasn’t going to be able to get on the field until training camp was already underway, which doesn’t really work when you’re set to make $4.975 million in 2012.
Kampman was coming off a torn ACL when he signed a four-year deal with the Jags before the 2010 season and then tore the ACL in his other knee after eight games. He played three games last season before learning that he would miss the rest of the season because he needed another operation to clean out the knee. Overall, Kampman had four sacks in 11 games for the Jaguars which is far less than they hoped to get from a player who had 54 of them in eight generally healthy years with Green Bay.
The Jaguars will move forward with Jeremy Mincey, Terrance Knighton, Tyson Alualu and second-round pick Andre Branch on the defensive line this season. Kampman will need to get healthy to get a shot with another team.