Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/9/12
When the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Aaron Kampman in the 2010 offseason for 24 million over 4 years with 11 million dollars guaranteed, it looked like they were getting a steal. Kampman was just one year removed from being one of the league’s most feared pass rushers, with 37 sacks from 2006-2008. The only reason he was so cheap on the open market was because he was coming off a down year in Green Bay’s 3-4 (Jacksonville runs a 4-3, which Kampman had all of his production in from 2006-2008) and because he was coming off a torn ACL. However, even though that ACL tear was the first major knee injury of Kampman’s career, he just couldn’t shake his leg injuries as a Jaguar. Injuries limited him to 4 sacks in 8 games in 2010 and caused him to miss the entirety of the 2011 season. The Jaguars cut him today, essentially admitting that he was 11 million dollars down the drain. This move has been predicted for months as Kampman was owed 5 million in 2012. When the Jaguars used a 2nd round p...
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