Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union writes free agent addition Calais Campbell will face a transition to the Jaguars’ 4-3 base defense.
While it won’t be an adjustment for him to play defensive tackle, O’Halloran writes that Campbell will be asked to line up wider at defensive end and go against opposing offensive tackles more this year.
Jaguars DC Todd Wash believes Campbell should still have an impact with his size and power.
“He has the ability to get on the edge,” Wash said. “He’s just so big [6-foot-8 and 300 pounds], he’s going to give some of the undersized tackles some issues just because of his power. In passing situations, he can down inside and he closes up a lot of passing lanes.”
Packers CB Davon House explained that he’s taking more of a leadership role in his second stint with the team.
“I think it’s easy to be (a leader) because all I’ve got to do is teach what the vets taught me. I was lucky to have (those guys),” House said. “If anyone is talking about being a Hall of Famer (someday), I had Woodson. If someone’s an undrafted guy, Tramon Williams did it. Those are guys I can talk about, the way they did things, the way they worked. So it’s easy.”
The Packers signed House to a contract while he was in Pittsburgh meeting with the Steelers. According to House, Green Bay is where he wanted to be all along.
“I wasn’t going to go anywhere else,” House said, via Madison.com. “This is where I wanted to be, this is where I needed to be, for me to show the world what I can do. I mean, I feel I can help this team out. I will, and I’m just happy to be back.
“It’s going to be fun. Every day I go to work being thankful. … I’m just here to try to help the team win the Super Bowl. They haven’t done it since 2010. I feel like I can help do that.”
- Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer writes that the Panthers appear to be willing to allow DT Star Lotulelei to play out the final year of his rookie contract before considering a long-term extension.
- This comes after the Panthers signed DT Kawann Short to a five-year, $80 million contract this offseason that included $45 million guaranteed.
- According to Person, the play of former first-round DT Vernon Butler will likely determine Lotulelei’s future in Carolina.