As we work our way through the summer in preparation for 2019 training camp and the 2019 preseason, we thought it would be a good idea to go down the roster and take a peak at every single player on the Jaguars 90 man. A lot of these players we already know, but roughly half of them won’t make the final roster and there will be some battles on the back end, so this can give us at least some precursory information on players we may not be familiar with.
Now you can look smart watching the preseason games with your friends when they say “Wow, who is that guy?!” — You’ll know.
Next up, defensive lineman Calais Campbell.
Calais Campbell, veteran, 32, Miami (FL)
I don’t think I need to tell any Jacksonville Jaguars fan much about Calais Campbell and what he means to the Jaguars current team. The Mayor of Sacksonville is the beating heart of the defense and a big reason why the defense has been so suffocating since his arrival. Some expected Campbell’s play to kind of fall of from the 2017 season and while his sack total dipped, his overall play on the field did not. Some of that was helped by having more players who could give him a breather in games, but he’s shown no signs of slowing down.
We’re kind of at the spot in Campbell’s career where it’s going to be “well maybe Father Time catches him this year” every year until it does or his salary reaches a breaking point. While it’s clear on the field that Campbell has gas in the tank, the Jaguars should do whatever they can to make it work to keep him on the roster.