Calais Campbell, former Miami DE, signs with new NFL team
Calais Campbell, a former Miami DE, signed a new deal with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, officially ending a 3-year stint in Baltimore.
Campbell has been all over the place across his 15 years in the NFL. He was drafted by the Cardinals in 2008 and spent 9 years in Phoenix, eventually moving to Jacksonville before landing in Baltimore in 2020.
His best years are behind him, but this is a strong move to bolster a Falcons pass rush that was severely lacking in 2022. He joins David Onyemata and Eddie Goldman as incoming members assigned to turn that narrative around.
Falcons to sign DE Calais Campbell to one-year deal. (via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/7ls4AEcicO
— NFL (@NFL) March 29, 2023
Campbell was a menace in college. He earned first team All-ACC honors in 2006 and amassed 129 tackles, 39 for loss and 19.5 sacks. Not half bad!
Campbell made a name for himself quickly in the NFL. He had good years in Arizona, but perhaps his best year came in 2017 with the Jaguars. He contributed immediately in his first year in Jacksonville, finishing 2nd in Defensive Player of the Year voting to only Aaron Donald. On top of that, he is a 6-time pro bowler and was a first-team all pro in 2017.