Michael C. Wright is reporting on his Twitter that Packers DE Aaron Kampman has agreed to terms to become the newest Jaguar.
While a productive player in recent years, accumulating 37.0 sacks between 2006-2008, his production suffered in 2009 after he was moved to OLB in the Packers new 3-4 system. In 9 games he managed to accumulate 3.5 sacks, well off of his normal pace. In week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers, Kampman tore his ACL and was placed on the injured reserve, effectively ending his 8 year run with the Packers.
Originally a 5th rounder in the 2002 draft out of the University Iowa, Kampman entered free agency for the first time at 30 years old. Among speculation that Kampman would visit Seattle and/or Philadelphia, he did neither and only visited Jacksonville.
The Jaguars look to bolster a pass rush that ranked as the NFL's worst in 2009 and one of the worst of all time in terms of sacks. Kampman's production will be dependent on his ability to rehab his knee back to full health. At 30 years old, that is easier said than done. Regardless, Kampman is a proven talent in the NFL and has the ability, when healthy, to earn a sack total greater than the entire Jaguar team did in 2008.