Kampman recovering, on track for training camp

Recently signed DE Aaron Kampman, who was injured in November, is expected to work out with the Jaguars during training camp. (Seth Perlman / Associated Press)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said recently signed free-agent DE Aaron Kampman is recovering well from reconstructive left knee surgery and remains on track to be on the field when the team begins training camp.

Kampman tore his anterior cruciate ligament in November in what turned out to be his last game for the Packers, with whom he played for seven seasons. The Jaguars signed the relentless Kampman to beef up the worst pass rush in the NFL.

“He’s doing well, rehabbing right now,” Del Rio said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting. “He will join us in the offseason in terms of doing the workouts that he can do, but no on-the-field (work) until training camp. We’ll bring him in like we do anybody that has played for a number of years. We’ll look for opportunities to spell him during double days and not just grind him through like a real healthy young guy or a young guy that needs more reps and timing just to learn the system.

“With Aaron, you’re going to get a veteran that will know what to do, and we need to make sure we do all we can do get him to the ballgames.”

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