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Report: Calais Campbell settles on Jacksonville

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There were some bumps along the way, but it looks like the Jaguars have landed Calais Campbell for their defensive line after all.

Word on Wednesday night was that Campbell was headed to Jacksonville as a free agent, but Thursday saw the spotlight shift to the prospect of Campbell returning to his hometown to play for the Broncos. With a little more than an hour to go before hypothetical deals can become actual ones, things have shifted back.

According to multiple reports, Campbell will sign a four-year deal with the Jaguars that is worth up to $60 million in total value. The deal will include $30 million in guaranteed money as well and came in ahead of what the Broncos were offering before taking into account the difference in state income tax between Florida and Colorado.

Campbell is expected to be joined in Jacksonville by a couple of other additions on the defensive side of the ball. Safety Barry Church is set to sign with the Jags once the new league year gets underway and the team is reportedly close to a deal with cornerback A.J. Bouye as new boss Tom Coughlin spends chunks of the team’s cap space to bolster the defense a year after the Giants celebrated Coughlin’s departure by doing the same thing.

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25 Responses to “Report: Calais Campbell settles on Jacksonville”
  1. truths4all says: Mar 9, 2017 3:01 PM

    This guy is the ROCK you want to build your defensive line around.

    Jacksonville will be a stout and formidable defense next season.

  2. joefromtomsriver says: Mar 9, 2017 3:01 PM

    Wait, don’t you mean Calais Campbell AND HIS WIFE settle on Jacksonville?

  3. pattyarbuccholz says: Mar 9, 2017 3:02 PM

    Good. One less guy in Denver.

  4. kayakattack says: Mar 9, 2017 3:02 PM

    Jacksonville will have a better D than Houston

  5. terripet says: Mar 9, 2017 3:03 PM

    It’s all about the money these guys don’t care if there on a losing team

  6. maestro1899 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:04 PM

    Enjoy Jacksondump! Denver will still be here when you retire. And, trust me, you will want to retire here instead of there. So long as you-know-who in D.C. doesn’t try to kill an emerging industry here in Colorado. What happened to the conservative principle of preferring states’ rights over a strong, overly-legislative federal government??

  7. blitzinc43 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:09 PM

    As a close friend of the organization it is clear he just settled for the better retirement package and location.

  8. jeyeeteesjetsjetsjets says: Mar 9, 2017 3:12 PM

    Ching Ching.

  9. eramming says: Mar 9, 2017 3:12 PM

    Good player on and off the field. Jags are lucky to have him. That being said, that’s ridiculous money for a 31 year old DE on the decline.

  10. badrobot74 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:20 PM

    Rather cash a check than play for a contender. This guys a long way from Fitz. Sad!

  11. bucswinbucswinbucccswinnn says: Mar 9, 2017 3:21 PM

    Damn that guy screwed up, J’vile is the armpit of Florida. Basically as backwards as South Georgia. Good luck. Lol

  12. xavier179 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:22 PM

    Bartender: Can I help you?
    Elway: Make it a triple and keep them coming.

  13. robigd says: Mar 9, 2017 3:23 PM

    Good thing he choose to go to a place with beautiful weather and no state tax and didn’t allow Elway to poach a championship roster because he is incapable of drafting real talent.

  14. thrifty says: Mar 9, 2017 3:28 PM

    Wow – the jags sure do love to overpay and they STILL lose games.

  15. pamperpro says: Mar 9, 2017 3:29 PM

    Those ugly orange uni’s werent too appealing.

  16. murph2432 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:34 PM

    Chased the money.

  17. nhpats says: Mar 9, 2017 3:37 PM

    Even this guy realizes the Broncos are in steep decline…. They will struggle to win 6 games this coming season..

  18. radrntn says: Mar 9, 2017 3:38 PM

    Jacksonville- seems to be a team where free agents always go for being over paid with the big bucks, while their drafted players, and their own UFA leave because ???????? (you tell me)

  19. azkailua says: Mar 9, 2017 3:41 PM

    Gonna miss you big man. Hope you are part of a group that turns that franchise around to when Coughlin was coaching there. I’m upset you left the BirdGang for the bigger money, but I understand it’s your life to live. Tear up the AFC South CC.

  20. snowdood163 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:41 PM

    Jags back to back paper champs.

  21. razzlejag says: Mar 9, 2017 3:45 PM

    Jags D is gonna be big and it’s gonna be tough.

    The Titans will win the division, I like what they are doing.

    The Texans don’t have a QB. They’re done.

    The Colts have Chuck Pagano! Chuck Pagano in da house!

  22. megaroad1 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:05 PM

    Every year Jags always make big moves on paper and everyone crowns them offseason champs. And then the pads come on and well…we all know how that ends.

  23. jvw1982 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:06 PM

    Elway has to learn how to spend some money, he keeps trying to do it on the cheap….no one is taking the Denver discount and nor should they….

  24. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 9, 2017 4:21 PM

    Bartender: Can I help you?
    Elway: Gimme the bottle, don’t need a glass..

    Fixed it for you…

  25. snowdood163 says: Mar 9, 2017 7:11 PM

    robigd says:
    Mar 9, 2017 3:23 PM
    Good thing he choose to go to a place with beautiful weather and no state tax and didn’t allow Elway to poach a championship roster because he is incapable of drafting real talent.

    —————–
    If you think Denver has bad weather, you’ve obviously never been there.

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