Alex Brown wants Bears to sign Aaron Kampman

Chicago Bears defensive end Alex Brown says he’d like a new linemate in 2010: Green Bay Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman.

Brown said he’s not counting on the Bears re-signing free agent defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, and that Kampman would be a good replacement for him.

“I would love to have Wale back, but I’m not sure if they’re going to go that road,” Brown said, per the Chicago Tribune. “If not, Aaron Kampman would be pretty darn good. He plays hard and he plays with heart.”

Kampman is a free agent, and the Packers have indicated that they will offer him a contract, but he won’t be a priority. Kampman suffered a torn ACL in November and might not be fully recovered by the start of the season, so he likely won’t be able to command a big contract.

For the Bears, defensive end is a priority because Ogunleye is likely to leave and because of the death of Gaines Adams.

36 responses to “Alex Brown wants Bears to sign Aaron Kampman

  1. What Alex Brown doesn’t realize is this. Even if they go out and get Kampman or Peppers this team will still only be 8-8 or 9-7 at Best. They suck! No O-line, WR’s, LB’s are mediocre at best. defense is a shadow of its past. Like i said 8-8 or 9-7 at the most. With no play-offs

  2. TT will do anything he can to ensure that doesn’t happen, he might even send him to New York for a season, but I am sure the Bears just made TT’s offer go up. Besides Kampman’s a great guy he deserves to play on a team thats gonna contend.

  3. The Bears are in really sad shape. Ever item of news associated with them involves desperation for getting some long-shot FA or trade.

  4. Sign him to a year contract and let him prove he is fully recovered. The Bears could definetely use a boost in their ability to sack the quaterback. They have no one!

  5. Interesting. Well, Kampman prefers a 4-3. I’d hate to see him go to a division rival, but I’d rather see him go there than Minnesota. We all know how our friends to the west are always trying to build a Minnesota Packers team with our ex players.

  6. He’d be a great player for them. Unfortunately the idiots up in Green Bay played him out of his position this year, used nowhere near his potential. He will be a lot more happier with the Bears.

  7. Kampmann seems like DE version of Drew Breese. Bears should sign him and be patient for a while.

  8. Yes, and I hope you comes back to beat the Packers twice a year (like a drum) just like you know who did!

  9. “Unfortunately the idiots up in Green Bay played him out of his position this year, used nowhere near his potential..”
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    Yeah, it’s a shame that Kampman’s production dropped in the 3-4, while the production of almost every other Packer defensive player went up. Not a great trade-off that’s for sure.

  10. the only i have to say on this topic, is that if the Packers are going to bring Kampman back, they need to play him at end. he can handle end in the 3-4. if the Packers arent going to do that, they are only hurting the defense by playing Kampman out of position.

  11. # CapsLockKey says: February 12, 2010 10:23 AM
    Do the Bears get a compensatory pick for the death of Adams?
    No.

  12. Hmm- that might work, back to the 4-3, close to his Iowa home too. I wouldn’t mind seeing him go there.
    If only he wouldn’t have gotten hurt, I was looking forward to seeing the Pack tag him and get some nice picks for him in a trade, ala Corey Williams a few years ago. Now it seems we won’t be getting anything for him. Best of luck to Kamp, where ever he ends up.

  13. No, the Bears don’t get any compensation for Gaines Adams, the deal was closed before his unfortunate passing.
    I know better than to by into all the Bears hate around here, but really? LBs are mediocre at best? You clearly know nothing about football, Urlacher and Briggs are two of the best in the game. Hillenmeyer and Nick Roach played at a high caliber last year too, and Pisa Tinoisamoa has high potential although his injuries and age concern me.
    The WR are all solid #2s but no one has emerged as a premier receiver. Hester will be great in the slot though, and I think Aromashadu and Knox on either side looks like a decent spred. I doubt the Bears address this in free agency with all the other needs.
    Kampman is the man, and one of the more underrated pass rushers IMHO. The Pack took him out of his natural position, and he still played pretty impressively. They would be wise to make him a decent offer, but if they let the Bears have him I would be happy to take the risk. Even in a worst case scenario if he’s not ready to start 2010, sign him for a number of years at a considerably cheap price now. Alex Brown knows what he’s talking about.

  14. He should have been TRADED over 12 months ago and the PACKERS should have got something for him – like draft picks.
    They did play him out of position and they had the number one DEFENSE. so they really did not need him. In fact, they played better without him in the line-up (sans the Az Playoff game where MCfatty was exposed as a coaching fraud)
    Now they potentially lose him and get nothing in return. Classic mismanagement by TT.
    Fire TT

  15. You’re right FOF, the Packers should have not changed their scheme because one player didn’t exactly fit.
    I only wish those idiots up in GB would have been “a lot more smarter” like you.

  16. The cheap Packers are not going to franchise tag Kampman and risk having to pay a player they don’t want 10 million guaranteed. Ryan Pickett is their priority since he fits the 3-4. Look for the Bears to poach one of those free agents. I like Ryan Pickett cause he is a dam good nose tackle in a 4-3 or 3-4 so if Lovie gets canned and we end up with Cowher we’d have our nose tackle which is the most important piece to building a 3-4. Either way look for the Bears to end up with Kampman or Pickett and the Packer fans to cry about it. Your team is good but they will never win a title again until they spend some dough like they did in the 90s with Reggie White. Of course the Bears are cheap too so hopefully one of our teams can spend so they can compete with the Viqueen’s.

  17. Hey ChicagoJoe,
    You are Clearly Bias (or a retard) Ill let you choose. You say (I know better than to by into all the Bears hate around here, but really? LBs are mediocre at best? You clearly know nothing about football, Urlacher and Briggs are two of the best in the game. Hillenmeyer and Nick Roach played at a high caliber last year too, and Pisa Tinoisamoa has high potential although his injuries and age concern me. )
    Haven’t you watched the sorry ass Bears play the last few years? Urlacher is the definition of washed up. Briggs is a good LB, but nothing special. Not a difference maker. Your precious Urlacher was, but not know. The WR’s are 2’s & 3’s at best. Remember smart guy 8-8 or 9-7 with no play-offs.
    What good is a player if he can’t play at least 60% of the downs or at least 75% of the season? Ie. Tommy Harris, Urlacher, Vasher, need I say more?

  18. @superbowl
    Yeah, because the Packer’s knew a head of time that the 3-4 would gel by midseason – geez, talk about hindsight being 20-20.
    Even out of position, he had the most QB pressures when he got hurt. With the current FA landscape post-CBA, I doubt that they’ll get nothing in return.

  19. I love Aaron Kampman. Probably my second favorite Packer after Greg Jennings. I wish he would come to Minnesota. In fact, he can take McKinnie’s number and McKinnie can have a number that better represents his IQ. Maybe something in the teens. But god I hope he doesn’t stay in Green Bay or go to any other NFC North team.

  20. “Over Ted’s dead body. Franchise tag. If the Bears want him they’ll have to pay up.”
    There’s more of a chance I’ll win the lottery than this happening. Do you realize it would cost the Cheese $21.5 million to “tag” Kamp? Not happening, especially since he’s recovering from an ACL tear. He’ll be on the Bears next month.

  21. My bad- the Packers would only be on the hook for just under 10 million rather than the 21 million for tagging Kamp. He’s listed as an OLB, not a DE. Still very expensive and risky.

  22. Pretty high complement when one of your division rivals wants you on their team. (Although the man-love the Vikes have for every Packer free agent is getting a little wierd.)
    But agreed with the above, Ted’s made a priority of *not* strengthening the rosters of division rivals if he can help it – and I don’t blame him one bit.

  23. hey Ross’sSweetMinus,
    I’m sure I’m as bias for the Bears as you are for your team, but I also give credit where its due. Unfortunately, the LB core is about the only unit on defense the Bears are solid at. You’re right Urlacher is past his prime but to call him mediocre at best or washed up is just ignorant. And yes I have watched the bears play every snap over the last two years(w/o Urlacher last year, mind you), and I’m seldom disappointed in Lance Briggs’ play on the weakside. I don’t know how you define a difference maker, but anyone who makes as many plays as he does in a game is better than mediocre in my book. Just my opinion, but I’m pretty sure most people would rate the LBs pretty high, assuming they stay healthy. At worst I think the Bears linebackers are top 10.
    You can pretend like I’m arguing about the record if you like, but I honestly don’t know how the offseason will go or who will improve next year. With Lovie at the helm, a shaky O line and no #1 receiver (like I mentioned in my first post) I would never guarantee the playoffs, especially in our division. Doesn’t mean I don’t think it could happen; the Bears will be in contention down the stretch. Cutler and co. need to prove they can be a consistent force before I make that claim.
    You might not agree but it’s pretty easy to sit back and predict an underachieving team will go 8-8 or 9-7, like it has the past couple years. You could stake that same claim about any team that missed the playoffs last year and be right 80% of the time. How about a little insight? . I love how people on this site consider themselves experts. Tear into Florio if you’re bored, like the rest of us.

  24. “Yeah, it’s a shame that Kampman’s production dropped in the 3-4, while the production of almost every other Packer defensive player went up.”
    We didn’t notice!
    – signed The Arizona Cardinals

  25. “If only he wouldn’t have gotten hurt, I was looking forward to seeing the Pack tag him and get some nice picks for him in a trade, ala Corey Williams a few years ago. ‘
    In which the idiot GM drafted a 3rd string QB who was off the team within a year. And you hope the Pack gets the same value for Kampman? lol

  26. Hey ChicagoJoe,
    You are Clearly Bias (or a retard) Ill let you choose. You say (I know better than to by into all the Bears hate around here, but really? LBs are mediocre at best? You clearly know nothing about football, Urlacher and Briggs are two of the best in the game. Hillenmeyer and Nick Roach played at a high caliber last year too, and Pisa Tinoisamoa has high potential although his injuries and age concern me. )
    Haven’t you watched the sorry ass Bears play the last few years? Urlacher is the definition of washed up. Briggs is a good LB, but nothing special. Not a difference maker. Your precious Urlacher was, but not know. The WR’s are 2’s & 3’s at best. Remember smart guy 8-8 or 9-7 with no play-offs.
    What good is a player if he can’t play at least 60% of the downs or at least 75% of the season? Ie. Tommy Harris, Urlacher, Vasher, need I say more?

  27. # Fan of Football says: February 12, 2010 1:19 PM
    “If only he wouldn’t have gotten hurt, I was looking forward to seeing the Pack tag him and get some nice picks for him in a trade, ala Corey Williams a few years ago. ‘
    In which the idiot GM drafted a 3rd string QB who was off the team within a year. And you hope the Pack gets the same value for Kampman? lol
    ——————————————————-
    Aww Fan of Four, are you still sad Brett couldn’t ride off into the sunset as the SB Champ? Don’t be sad, just change your tampon, it’ll be ok

  28. “In which the idiot GM drafted a 3rd string QB who was off the team within a year. And you hope the Pack gets the same value for Kampman? lol”
    The point is, instead of letting someone you have no intention of keeping walking for nothing, you tag/trade them, get a pick or two and take a shot. The “value” is the chance to grab extra players for essentially nothing. No one knows how things are going to play out.
    I wish you were the GM of my team though FOF, you would draft only pro-bowlers, I’m sure of it. At least then you would have a legitimate reason to act like an ass to everyone else.

  29. “Yeah, it’s a shame that Kampman’s production dropped in the 3-4, while the production of almost every other Packer defensive player went up.”
    We didn’t notice!
    – signed The Arizona Cardinals”
    It isn’t surprisning seeing Viking fans getting jealous because the Packers have a much better defense than the lousy Vikings.

  30. rpiotr01 says:
    February 12, 2010 10:22 AM
    Over Ted’s dead body. Franchise tag. If the Bears want him they’ll have to pay up.
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    It’s highly unlikely the Packers would franchise tag Kampman because of all of the risks. The franchise tag for a DE comes with a yearly price tag of over $12 mil (over $10 mil for the transition tag). I know the Packers played him at OLB in ’09 and have listed him as such, but Kampman would most likely file a grievance if they placed the OLB franchise or transition tag on him. He would almost certainly win since he has spent seven years @ DE and only nine games @ OLB. If GB tags him and he signs the tender they could be stuck paying a guy on the wrong side of 30, coming off a fairly significant injury, to play predominantly out of position for over $10 mil. If Kampman did sign the tender I couldn’t imagine a team trading for him and taking on those same risks. Why wouldn’t teams call the Packers bluff knowing TT can’t take that chance? Why trade for him when he almost certainly will hit the free agent market sooner rather than later.
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    shaggytoodle says:
    February 12, 2010 10:23 AM
    TT will do anything he can to ensure that doesn’t happen, he might even send him to New York for a season, but I am sure the Bears just made TT’s offer go up. Besides Kampman’s a great guy he deserves to play on a team thats gonna contend.
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    TT can’t send Kampman anywhere because the Packers don’t hold his rights once he hits the free agent market, he is not a restricted free agent.
    It may just be that the team has moved onto a scheme that unfortunately doesn’t seem to mesh with the skills of one of their classiest players. Part of the business that sucks for fans.

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