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Calais Campbell | Defensive Lineman

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 300
College: Miami (FL)
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ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Calais Campbell (neck) will play in Thursday's game against the Seahawks.
Campbell will suit up just four days after a scary scene that saw him carted off and taken to a hospital for testing. It's excellent news for the Cardinals if they're going to spring an upset. Campbell is annually one of the best 3-4 ends in football. Thu, Oct 17, 2013 10:51:00 AM

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Cardinals RE Calais Campbell (neck) is expected to play in Thursday night's game against the Seahawks.

It's a relief considering Campbell was stretchered off the field with numbness and tingling in his extremities just four days ago. After undergoing CT scans and MRIs Sunday night, he was fully cleared. If Campbell is a surprise late scratch, Ronald Talley will get the start.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 08:20:00 AM

RE Calais Campbell (neck) returned to Cardinals practice Tuesday, getting in a limited session.

It puts Campbell on track to play Thursday against the Seahawks, but it's quite possible he'll end up a game-time decision. The best course of action may be holding Campbell out and giving him 10 days to rest up for Week 8.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 07:03:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports doctors believe Cardinals RE Calais Campbell will be "sore but OK" after Sunday's Week 6 neck injury.

Campbell was hospitalized following the scary injury, but could move all of his extremities and appears to have avoided significant damage. Through six games, Campbell has three sacks and a forced fumble. Arizona's next game is against Seattle on Thursday night. Campbell seems unlikely to play.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:22:00 PM

Cardinals RE Calais Campbell was carted off the field with an apparent neck injury in Sunday's Week 6 game against the 49ers.

Campbell went low on a tackle attempt in the fourth quarter and was then immobilized before being taken away. He had movement in his extremities, but it's since been announced that Campbell experienced some tingling and will undergo further testing. Campbell is one of the best 3-4 ends in football.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 07:53:00 PM

Cardinals RE Calais Campbell suffered a quadriceps injury on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's opener against the Rams.

Campbell was a full participant Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday's session altogether. If not for J.J. Watt, Campbell would be in the discussion as the best 3-4 defensive end in the game. His loss would be a big one. If Campbell were to miss, some combo of Ronald Talley, Matt Shaughnessy, and Frostee Rucker would fill in. It'd be a boon to Daryl Richardson's Week 1 outlook.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 08:27:00 AM

Cardinals DEs Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett are allowed to be more "aggressive" and "create penetration" in DC Todd Bowles' new defense.

"They want us to shove (offensive linemen) back and be able to shed blocks quicker and make tackles in the backfield, which I think Dockett and myself would be very, very good at," said Campbell. "We’re very athletic." Campbell didn't have any troubles in previous DC Ray Horton's "two-gap" scheme, but Dockett was openly displeased. Campbell has a chance to be an even bigger star. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound 26-year-old has 14.5 sacks and a J.J. Watt-esque 18 batted passes over the last two seasons.
Wed, May 22, 2013 08:56:00 AM

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt expects LE Calais Campbell (calf) back for Week 13 against the Jets.

Campbell said he'd be back for Week 12, so take this with a minor grain of salt. However, coaches are usually more realistic about injuries than players. The two games Campbell has missed since the Week 10 bye are one more than he missed through his first four NFL seasons. His return is bad news for Mark Sanchez.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 01:17:00 PM

Cardinals LE Calais Campbell (calf) expects to return for Week 12.

Per the Cardinals' official website, Campbell is "confident" he'll be ready to play against the Rams. The Cardinals managed to create an impressive amount of havoc in Campbell's absence in Sunday's loss in Atlanta, but are an infinitely better unit with Campbell in the fold.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 02:55:00 PM

Cardinals declared LE Calais Campbell, QB Kevin Kolb, TE Todd Heap, OLs Senio Kelemete and Pat McQuistan, LB Jamaal Westerman, and WR LaRon Byrd inactive for Week 11 against the Falcons.

Campbell has a calf injury and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Vonnie Holliday. John Skelton will continue to start for Kolb (ribs). Heap has been a non-factor this season as he deals with a knee injury.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 11:44:00 AM

Cardinals LE Calais Campbell (calf) is not expected to play in Week 11 against the Falcons.

It's a big loss for Arizona's defense, in more ways than one. Mammoth Campbell (6'8/300) is a pocket pusher who also defends the run well. Arizona is ranked 24th in the NFL in rush defense entering Sunday's clash with Michael Turner.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 02:18:00 PM

Cardinals LE Calais Campbell's new five-year, $55 million contract contains $31 million guaranteed, including a $15 million signing bonus.

Campbell has a $10 million second-year option bonus that will be exercised barring catastrophe. His 2012 salary of $2 million is already guaranteed, and Campbell's 2013 base of $3 million becomes guaranteed once the option is paid. $1 million of Campbell's 2014 salary ($5.5 million) is also fully guaranteed. The extension predictably saved a bundle of 2012 salary cap space, reducing Campbell's first-year cap number from over $10 million to $5 million.
Source: scout.com
Tue, May 15, 2012 11:49:00 AM

Cardinals agreed to terms with franchise player Calais Campbell on a five-year, $55 million contract.

Scheduled to earn $10.6 million under the tag, Campbell will now receive $36 million over the next three years. Still just 25 years old, Campbell bypassed Darnell Dockett's six-year, $56 million contract. Posting career-highs across the board, Campbell finished the 2011 season second only to Justin Smith among 3-4 ends in Pro Football Focus' ratings. He joins Dockett and Patrick Peterson as Arizona's defensive nucleus.
Thu, May 10, 2012 07:35:00 PM

Unsigned franchise player Calais Campbell will sit out the start of the Cardinals' offseason program, which begins on Monday.

"Not until I sign a deal and that hasn’t happened yet, so hopefully soon but not yet," Campbell replied via text message when contacted by beat writer Darren Urban. Cardinals OTAs don't begin until May 22. The sides will probably get serious about long-term contract negotiations before that date.
Sun, Apr 15, 2012 08:48:00 PM

Cardinals assigned the franchise tag to DE Calais Campbell.

Cards GM Rod Graves insists the tag is a segue to a long-term extension, and Arizona will likely work intently on a deal to reduce Campbell's $10 million-plus salary cap number under the tag. A monster of a man at 6-foot-8, 300, Campbell recorded career bests in tackles (72), sacks (8), pass breakups (10), and forced fumbles (2) last season. And he's only 25 years old.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 02:18:00 PM

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