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Jags chances at Kampman unclear

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.