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Aaron Kampman’s Career May Be Over

The Green Bay Packers made a wise move when they let defensive end Aaron Kampman leave via free agency prior to the 2010 season.

After signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars for $25 million over four seasons, Kampman spent most of his first two seasons with the team on injured reserve. They released him on Thursday.

Kampman only played in eight games in 2010 and three last season. If he returned healthy this season he would have only been a part-time player because of the emergence of several younger players. The team ultimately decided $5 million was too much to pay that type of player.

Kampman is now free to sign with any team. Might the Packers take a look at him?


He’s 32 and looked like a fish out of water when the team moved him to outside linebacker in 2009. Plus, the team drafted Nick Perry to hold down that spot.

It’s possible Kampman may catch on somewhere. It’s also possible his NFL career is over.

Kampman had 54 of his 58 career sacks with the Packers.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. M. McMahon June 8, 2012

    You guys have a poor attitude towards Aaron. He was a very good player for the Packers and was one of the few bright spots on the defense during his tenure. He was not signed because he was not a stand up pass rusher. Give. A little credit where it is due. He doesn’t deserve this negative press.

  2. Tkhelland June 8, 2012

    Bummer I always liked him. he was beast here in a 4-3. Good luck Mr Kampman I hope the best for you.

  3. iltarion June 8, 2012

    A player’s career is pretty much over as soon as he steps foot in JAX.

    JAX is where people go to RETIRE.

    1. peter June 8, 2012

      silly iltarion packers go to minnesota to retire

    2. Adam June 8, 2012

      I’m not that old, but I also remember when they said the same thing about Green Bay

      1. nurseratchett June 8, 2012

        Only a douche bag wouldn’t want to retire in title town. (We’ll never forget you, Brent.)

  4. nurseratchett June 8, 2012

    Speaking of douche bags, I”m hoping everyone who pissed & moaned about releasing Kampman might acknowledge that maybe TT knows what he’s doing.