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    Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

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    Speedy WR Campbell Heads South

    Feb 21, 2009 - For the second time this offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed a player out of the Canadian Football League.

    In the case of Kelly Campbell, signed on Friday after a one-year stint with the Edmonton Eskimos, the Buccaneers had plenty of NFL game tape to use in scouting the speedy wide receiver.

    In January, Tampa Bay announced the signing of linebacker Jamall Johnson of the B.C. Lions among 10 players inked to reserve/future contracts for the 2009 season. By picking up Campbell just before the official start of the '09 league year, the Bucs have added the CFL's 2008 leader in yards per catch (22.6).

    In his one and only season in Canada, Campbell caught 54 passes for 1,223 yards and seven touchdowns. He was the league's sixth-leading receiver in terms of yardage and had just 82 fewer yards than teammate Kamau Peterson despite recording 47 fewer catches.

    Obviously, the 5-10, 175-pound Campbell has speed to burn. He also has sure hands and is an elusive runner with kick return skills. He wasn't drafted out of Georgia Tech in 2002 but was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a college free agent, and he made the active roster as a rookie.

    Campbell played three seasons in Minnesota, appearing in 37 games with 11 starters. He caught 57 passes for 1,062 yards and eight touchdowns and emerged as a legitimate deep threat, with an average of 18.6 yards per grab that peaked at 20.9 in 2003.

    The 2003 season stands as Campbell's most productive overall. He put up career highs in starts (six), catches (25), receiving yards (522), yards per catch and touchdowns (four). He also ran 10 times for 71 yards in '03 and returned five kickoffs for 101 yards.

    Campbell played in a career-high 16 games in 2004, snaring another 19 passes for 364 yards and a touchdown, for an average of 19.2 yards per reception. He also took over the primary kickoff return role, running back 35 kicks for 760 yards (21.7-yard avg.). However, he did not make the roster in 2005 and sat out that NFL campaign.

    In 2006, Campbell returned to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins but suffered a quadriceps injury and was eventually released. The Dolphins signed him again during the 2007 offseason but released him prior to the start of training camp.

    Campbell was a three-time all-conference pick at Georgia Tech, leaving as the school's all-time leader in virtually every receiving category. He holds school records for receptions (195), receiving yards (2,907) and touchdown catches (24) and his catch total was the third-highest in ACC history upon his departure.

    The Buccaneers could sign Campbell in February because he was not on an NFL roster in 2008. All players who were in the league in '08 and whose contracts are expiring will become free agents on February 27.


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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    You got ya boy Kelly Campbell!

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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    I always liked him. Glad to see he is still around.

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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I always liked him. Glad to see he is still around.
    Same, i miss him alot.
    Lets ship some Booty over there for him.
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    The only way you are going to make this game more appealing to the public than it was before is if there are on field orgies at halftime and the domes become massive opium dens."

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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    Didn't we cut him for character issues?


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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    Campbell had a few off-the-field issues that eventually culminated in getting nailed for a car filled with a sizable amount of cocaine and guns, if I remember correctly. He was one of the first of our "let's clean up our act" releases. Funny that the article makes no mention of why he was cut and was out of the league for a year.
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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    That is because its bucaneers.com.
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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    "Odin" wrote:
    Campbell had a few off-the-field issues that eventually culminated in getting nailed for a car filled with a sizable amount of cocaine and guns, if I remember correctly. He was one of the first of our "let's clean up our act" releases. Funny that the article makes no mention of why he was cut and was out of the league for a year.
    It was less than an ounce of marijuana and a stolen handgun.
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    You got ya boy Kelly Campbell!
    Love it.
    Kelly Campbell & Randy Moss on that post game show where Campbell would go around and interview people in the lockerroom... man, that shit was so funny.
    I'll never forget the times I saw him in Mankato when he was here for Training Camp, just a hilarious character


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    Re: Bucs Sign Kelly Campbell

    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    "V4L" wrote:
    You got ya boy Kelly Campbell!
    Love it.
    Kelly Campbell & Randy Moss on that post game show where Campbell would go around and interview people in the lockerroom... man, that shit was so funny.
    I'll never forget the times I saw him in Mankato when he was here for Training Camp, just a hilarious character
    Can you find any of those videos?
    That sounds like it would be some funny shit.
    Was it from a local Minnesota network cause I from the east coast.
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    The only way you are going to make this game more appealing to the public than it was before is if there are on field orgies at halftime and the domes become massive opium dens."

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