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Calais Campbell talking with Jaguars about contract restructure

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell said he is willing to restructure his contract to create more cap space for the team, according to John Reid of Jacksonville.com.

″I think it’s more with restructuring with an extension,″ Campbell said after Wednesday’s Pro Bowl. ″That’s the only way to do it and that’s something that was talked about that could possibly happen.″

Campbell signed a four-year, $60 million free agent contract in 2017 and will count $14.5 million against the Jaguars’ salary cap in 2019. That’s the fifth highest on the team. If he’s able to restructure and give the team even a little bit more wiggle room it could help them immensely.

After two seasons of double-digit sacks, including an All-Pro year of 14.5 sacks in 2017 and a Pro Bowl nod after 10.5 sacks in 2018, Campbell doesn’t have to restructure his contract. He’s definitely lived up to it. But if he restructures it would go a long way towards the team taking advantage of a window that is closing fast on this defense.