Packers Daily Links: Aaron Kampman Released by Jaguars

The former Packers Pro Bowl defensive end was released by the Jaguars on Thursday. That and more in today's Daily Links...

Former Packers Pro Bowler Aaron Kampman was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. "Kampman has missed 28 games over the last three seasons while playing for Jacksonville and Green Bay, including 13 last year," according to the Associated Press. "He had 57 tackles and four sacks in 11 games during his two seasons with the Jaguars." Unfortunately, Kampman ended up being a poor free-agent signing by the Jaguars largely because of injury issues. He's been sitting out of the Jags' offseason program after a second surgery on his right knee. Kampman will be eligible to be picked up on waivers and if he's not, he'll be free to sign with any team he chooses.

Cornerback Davon House is the focus of a feature article by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette which examines where House stands entering his second year in the NFL. “It’s good, especially since I know what I’m doing now,” House is quoted as saying. “If I play the best of my ability and somehow don’t take the second or third spot, then the other two guys must have played better than me and I’m fine with that, but I think I’ll be able to play at the best of my ability and be able to compete for a job out there this year.” It will be very difficult for House to see regular playing time with competition from Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Jarrett Bush and rookie Casey Hayward. That's not to see he can't do it, but he's going to have to take a huge step forward.

An article at the Packers official website looks at the young safeties on the roster. With Charlie Peprah sitting out due to injury, the starters this offseason have been Morgan Burnett and M.D. Jennings while the second unit has been comprised of Anthony Levine and rookie Jerron McMillian. "The total number of NFL starts for that quartet is 20, and they all belong to Burnett, who is entering his third year and resisting any attempts to label him the 'old' veteran of the group," writes Mike Spofford. Safety and running back are two of the most inexperienced positions on the team. It will be very important for the players at those positions to develop.

In relation to suspended defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, Mike Florio of shares some insight. "Per a source with knowledge of the proceedings, the league is required by the CBA to disclose the evidence it plans to rely upon during the appeal hearings three days in advance of the sessions," writes Florio. With Hargrove's appeal hearing scheduled for Monday June 18, that means the NFL must provide the players union with evidence on Friday June 15.

More than 80 concussion lawsuits, that reportedly include almost 80 former Packers as plaintiffs, have been rolled into one against the NFL.

Two recently published pieces from Bleacher Report NFC North blogger Andrew Garda focus on the Packers, Jordy Nelson's performance last season and the upside of the team's offseason.

A pair of columns at take a closer look at Charles Woodson and Mark Murphy.

Former Packers punter Louie Aguiar is putting on a camp for specialists in Kansas.

Are the expectations for Aaron Rodgers unreasonably high? John Rehor of Eat More Cheese ponders this question.

Video: An interview with cornerback Tramon Williams from the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game is shared by Fox 11...

Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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June 09, 2012 at 01:41 pm

Someone has to comment on the fine football that was Aaron Kampman. Good luck.

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June 11, 2012 at 03:45 am

Well said. It's sad to see him struggle through all these injuries, but will always remember how we were able to enjoy his days in the green and gold. Hopefully he finds success, again.

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