Jags chances at Kampman unclear

March, 6, 2010
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Aaron Kampman's whereabouts were the most misreportred thing on the first day of free agency.

So when Alfie Crow wrote Saturday morning that Kampman was in Jacksonville I was skeptical and put out calls, e-mails and texts trying to confirm.

I even spoke to Kampman’s mother, who’s said she's sworn to secrecy regarding his whereabouts. But Michael C. Wright got it confirmed. (So kudos to Crow.)

This is a big development for a team in dire need of pass-rush help that isn’t generally going to be a big player in high-priced free agency.

Kampman’s price will be down a bit after a tough year as a piece in Green Bay’s new 3-4 and a season-ending left knee injury.

But he’s a bit younger than Kyle Vanden Bosch, another high-motor 4-3 end who just got four years and $26 million from the Detroit Lions, with $10 million in the first year.

I think a healthy Kampman could be a transformative guy for Jacksonville. I’m impressed the Jaguars got him there. But that’s only step one.

I’ll be more impressed if they don’t let him go before he’s got a contract worked out.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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