What to do With Kampman : Packers Insider

What to do With Kampman

October 9, 2009 by  
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By Greg A. Bedard, Journal Sentinel
Oct. 9th, 2009

In my story today about outside linebacker Aaron Kampman, I discussed at one point the possibility of the Packers trading him before the Oct. 20 trade deadline.

If they don’t think he’s a good fit for the 3-4 defense, it would make sense for the Packers to at least talk internally about trading him. The overriding issue is that Kampman will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Getting to the QB has not been as Easy in the 3-4 for Aaron Kampman

Getting to the QB has not been as Easy in the 3-4 for Aaron Kampman

Why not get something for him now rather than let him walk away?

But there’s another possible course of action for the Packers in regards to Kampman, and I neglected to point it out:

They could place the franchise or transition tag on him.

If the Packers place the franchise tag on Kampman, they would have to pay him the average of the top five players at his position. That number was $8.34 million this year for a linebacker (it will go up for 2010). Interestingly, Kampman would get a slightly higher salary if he were still an end ($8.991 million).

If another team wanted to sign Kampman, they would have to surrender two first-round picks.

That’s not going to happen. What is more likely is…..  Full Story Here

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