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Redskins hoping Bruce Campbell lives up to Combine potential

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The Panthers entire offensive line either retired or hit free agency. And they still didn’t make a move to keep Bruce Campbell.

According to John Keim of ESPN.com, the Redskins did, signing the backup tackle to a one-year deal.

Campbell hasn’t started an NFL game in his time with the Panthers and Raiders, and is still living off an excellent Combine workout when he was coming out of Maryland. He ran a 4.75 40-yard dash, which was enough to sell the Raiders on him, and that was essentially his career highlight.

He missed last year after suffering a preseason shoulder injury, though it was hard to notice.

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22 Responses to “Redskins hoping Bruce Campbell lives up to Combine potential”
  1. starchybunker says: Mar 12, 2014 1:13 PM

    He was also better as Ash than he was on Burn Notice…

  2. juliusanonymous says: Mar 12, 2014 1:17 PM

    A backup tackle won’t be enough to keep injury-prone draft bust Robert Griffin healthy and playing. I can’t stop laughing every time I remember that the Redslurs traded multiple drafts for a backup QB.

    The Redslurs continue to be the biggest joke in the NFL, although the Cowboys are right there with ‘em.

  3. tfavrat says: Mar 12, 2014 1:17 PM

    He’s the epitome of the phrase “Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane”

  4. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:18 PM

    Good Luck with that.

  5. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Mar 12, 2014 1:20 PM

    LOL- from a Raider fan

  6. bears0492 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:20 PM

    It was a very low risk signing. Don’t see why there’s any reason to criticize something like this.

  7. djcologne says: Mar 12, 2014 1:25 PM

    So he can outrun ACLIII…..big deal.

  8. slugdc says: Mar 12, 2014 1:26 PM

    A value signing on a 1 year deal for a back up dude who may be able to compete for a role. If he steps up then they got a great deal. If he falters and isn’t going to work they aren’t out anything. Smart signing for a body on a unit that they’re clearly redesigning. Can’t fault it.

  9. northpackalacky says: Mar 12, 2014 1:26 PM

    I don’t understand. Every draft expert said of this guy, “he’s a guy who can step in from day one and lock down that left tackle position for the next 10 years.”

    Then again they say that about every left tackle prospect. That or, “he could be a solid left tackle or an all-pro right tackle.”

  10. jchipwood says: Mar 12, 2014 1:33 PM

    Hopefully this works out for the skins but I just hope they are not expecting him to be a starter. Never can have too many Olinemen.

  11. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    You shouldn’t even bother posting full articles anymore. People are just going to comment based upon the team in the headline. Just post: “Redskins Sign Player”. You don’t even have to name him.

    It will immediately be followed by:

    -Skins fans saying it’s a great move even if they don’t know who the player is.

    -Skins haters saying it’s a terrible move even if they don’t know who the player is.

    – People taking shots at RGIII

    And this would work with any team. So go ahead, simplify your life. Nothing you actually write is going to effect what people comment on, so why bother?

  12. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:40 PM

    If it were the Patriots signing this guy it would’ve been a thing of brilliance

  13. andreboy1 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:51 PM

    this guy runs as fast as the wind blows

  14. fievel03 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:57 PM

    Hail to the king, baby.

  15. raiders85 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:58 PM

    He won’t

  16. Go-Hawks! says: Mar 12, 2014 1:58 PM

    Gimme some sugar, baby.

  17. raiderufan says: Mar 12, 2014 1:58 PM

    I always wanted to see this dude be a pulling OG.

  18. juliusanonymous says: Mar 12, 2014 2:03 PM

    It’s hard NOT to take shots at Robert Griffin and Snyder’s ridiculous decision to trade away their future for a guy who played like garbage against the worst defense in NCAA history in the Alamo Bowl.

    Griffin isn’t even the best QB on his own roster. He should be on the bench watching Kirk Cousins play, because at least Cousins would give the Redslurs a chance to win.

    Which means Kirk Cousins should be gone soon. The Redslurs will find a way to trade him in a deal where they get totally screwed. The Redslurs are second to none when it comes to getting screwed in free agency, trades and the draft.

  19. austinoxford says: Mar 12, 2014 2:27 PM

    The guy from Army of Darkness has a better shot at the NFL

  20. theageofquarrel says: Mar 12, 2014 2:28 PM

    Shop smart,Shop S Mart

  21. kenlinkins says: Mar 12, 2014 4:56 PM

    To date Campbell has been a bust in the NFL after stocking everyone at the Combine with his stats. Maybe a move to OG or RT will help him a bit but I think that the Redskins know if the light ever comes on for this guy he could be something. A NO risk signing to fill out the roster.

  22. snyper94z28 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:13 PM

    Everyone before you get all mad, cry, praise, give each other high fives, etc… remember this very important fact!! Just because we sign someone, resign someone, or already have someone on the roster doesnt mean they will be here opening day. ALL teams need and sign camp bodies, long shots, depth, replacements..you get the idea. Complaining now is a bit premature. Lets wait to see how a person does in camp and preseason before we react.

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