A fast weekend of free agency in the NFC North saw one of the Vikings rivals add a Pro Bowl DE – Julius Peppers in Chicago – while another team lost a Pro Bowler – Green Bay’s Aaron Kampman.
A 2-time Pro Bowler, Kampman signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.
In Jacksonville, Kampman will return to his normal position as a DE in a base 4-3 alignment. In 2009, Green Bay switched to a 3-4 alignment under new defensive coordinator Dom Capers and Kampman’s transition into the new scheme didn’t go smoothly. Often times he was standing up as an outside LB rather than playing his natural spot as a DE. On top of that, he injured his knee in November and missed the rest of the season.
Kampman will beef up a Jaguars defensive line that was last in the NFL with just 14 sacks during the ’09 season.
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