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Jags land Kampman

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Finally, we can stop worrying about whether defensive end Aaron Kampman ever will make it to Philly.

He won’t.

Michael C. Wright of the Florida Times-Union reports that Kampman has agreed to terms with the Jaguars.

The deal came after midnight (ET); length and terms aren’t yet available.

And so the Jags are two-for-two in free agency. They brought in Kampman and Kassim Osgood, and they signed both of them.

The fact that they pursued Kampman so heavily confirms that their effort to upgrade the pass rush via the first two rounds of the 2008 draft have to date failed; Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves have not delivered on their quarterback-sacking potential.

This tends to prove our point that, if a guy who has proven that he can play at the NFL level is available via restricted free agency, he should be pursued even if it means giving up a couple of chances at the NFL’s annual rookie crapshoot.

Still, whether Kampman is the answer remains to be seen. He was a bust in Green Bay’s 3-4 attack last year, and a torn ACL could limit him in Year One.