Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Mar 2010

Jags Add Aaron Kampman, Kassim Osgood

Well, this makes sense the more that I think about it. Aaron Kampman's signed a deal with the Jaguars, where he'll start at defensive end. No word yet on terms.

They also added wideout Kassim Osgood from the Chargers, at three years for $6.7 million in a deal that can rise to nearly $11 million with incentives.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 07 Mar 2010

32 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2010, 8:37pm by greybeard


by td (not verified) :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 5:39am

huge upgrade in an area of extreme need for jax

by C (not verified) :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 9:01am

I'm glad Kampman is back to a 4-3 where he cam more maximize his value. He's a high motor guy and I'm sure he will go over very well with Jack. Maybe those younger DE draft picks can learn from him.

by The Ninjalectual :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 5:02am

He's a high motor guy...

You mean he's white skinned. Really, is there an NFL player who isn't a "high motor guy?"

by MCS :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 8:49am

The "high motor" description comes from TT. That is terminology he uses regardless of skin color.

AK74 is a workout warrior who has achieved through work ethic and high effort, not because of exceptional talent.

He will be missed, but he was a fish out of water in the 3-4.

Oh, and guys like Julius Peppers, who take entire games off, are not what I would call "high motor".

by bravehoptoad :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 4:40pm

Plenty of guys aren't "high motor" guys. No one describes Roger Staubach or Ted Washington as "high motor" guys.

by C (not verified) :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 6:07pm


You don't think there are lazy guys or guys that take plays off in the NFL?

Not only is Kampman a high motor guy, he's a VERY high motor guy.

by Dean :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 10:00am

I'm curious about his knee. I wasn't until his agent (allegedly) wanted teams to commit to making an offer before he even visited. Maybe that's just the agent driving up the price? Or maybe that knee isn't as good as advertized? We'll see soon enough. If he's healthy, it's a great signing for the Jags.

by tuluse :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 2:02pm

I'm pretty sure all contracts in the NFL are contingent on the player passing a physical.

by Raiderjoe :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 10:24am

chargers lose anoyher good player. team definitely not goignt to be 13-3 in 2010. more like 8-8 or 9-7. lets see if Raiders can beat them out for divisison title. going to have goodo chanc.e

by velvetglove99 (not verified) :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:42am

"goodo chanc.e" is excellent.

by starzero :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:47am

the raiders always have a goodo chanc.e

hail damage

by Or (not verified) :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 10:49am

Of course, Joe. Of course.

by Danish Denver-Fan :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 1:51pm

So Kampmann can basically pick where he wants to play, and chooses Jacksonville?

by sam :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 7:10pm

Why is that particularly surprising? It's a decent place to live. The team pays players who are worth the money (or who it thinks are). It's a functional lockerroom. It's a team on the rise.


sam! or the original sam from the old FO

by Tom Gower :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 10:21pm

Don't forget there's no state income tax either, so take home pay is higher.

by Danish Denver-Fan :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 5:00am

Yes I know. However the chance of a championship is cosiderably lower than other destinations he could've picked.

Besides; isn't the tax-shelter argument cancelled out by a reduced likelyhood of some sort of endorsement deal?

by sam :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 8:00am

It's professional football. It's about the money, basically. I can't think of a player who signed with a team based on where he had the best chance to win a championship and had that work out. There is too much luck involved for that to be a good strategy. At least he's going to a team that was in the playoff picture until Week 15 or 16 and who seems to be improving.

Plus, the golf. and the beaches.

sam! or the original sam from the old FO

by commissionerleaf :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 6:24pm

Every Patriots FA signing since Tom Brady, and specifically Junior Seau, Adalius Thomas, Randy Moss.

by tuluse :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 7:59pm

Tom Brady and Randy Moss weren't free agent signings.

by greybeard :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 8:37pm

How many championships did they win?

by Theo :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 6:29pm

What the fish?!
I was off doing something else than watching the green website that watches football.
And I read more FA news than... than since... than since you know what happened long ago!

So who is a released FA now that has to be picked up yet? Williams? Got Cowboys all over.

by Theo :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 8:13pm

Jax needs from being there:
pass rush
QB not named Jesusfreak87

by Raiderjoe :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:31pm

Theo- since when did you wirite like that? Cant evene relaly follow what written there. Are you on ecstatcy or angel dust?

by Neoplatonist Bolthead (not verified) :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:48pm

CLANG! The kettle just thwacked the pot right upside the lid!

by The Ninjalectual :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 5:10am

Who are you? Do you feel better about yourself now that you took a cheap shot at Radierjoe?

by Theo :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 5:19am

No I'm not.
What I was saying is that the Jax have 3 needs, if you got to believe the fans there:
1) Pass rush
2) QB (they don't like Tebow)
3) Receiver

by sam :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 8:08am

1) Pass rush - yes although I might say "pass defense" or just "defense." They need serious help at safety and their linebackers were exposed time and time again in pass coverage last year. And you can't have too many corners when you play Peyton Manning and Matt Shaub twice a year.

2) A QB of the future? OK. Garrard isn't going to carry this team to the Super Bowl but he's proven he's a playoff QB. He's not the one holding them back at this point. At the same time, QBs take time to develop and they need to do something, you're right.

3) Receiver - no. Surprisingly when nobody was watching last season they've developed a good corps of receivers. Mike Sims-Walker is the real thing, Troy Williamson was performing well until he broke his shoulder off and rookies Jarret Dillard and Mike Thomas also did well. If memory serves Thomas broke the Jags record for rookie receptions. Tiquan Underwood, also drafted last year, showed promise. If Kassim Osgood makes a contribution now, so much the better.

sam! or the original sam from the old FO

by td (not verified) :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:49am

you missed 4)safety to replace the awful Reggie Nelson

by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 7:28am

oh ok.

#2 interetsing becuase know guy from daytona which in jsaxcksonville market sand said jags fans want tebow. but was 2 months ago so maybe jags fans smartened up now

by sam :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 8:01am

Some fans want Tebow. A lot more don't want Tebow himself but think the team should draft him because THEY think that OTHER people will buy season tickets if they do. Which is a crock.

sam! or the original sam from the old FO

by td (not verified) :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:53am

Tebow would be terrible. Just what the franchise needs, a developmental guy they'd be forced to keep.

by TheSlinger :: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 9:52am

Worth noting that the Jags now have two of last years pro-bowl special teamers (Osgood and Montell Owens).