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Caleb Campbell | Linebacker | #57

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 237
College: Army
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (218) / DET

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Lions waived CB Caleb Campbell.
An undrafted free agent in 2008, Campbell finally got on the field last season, appearing in three games for the Lions. Entering his age-25 campaign, he should contribute somewhere on special teams in 2011. Also released or waived by the Lions today were DE Keyunta Dawson, CB Anthony Madison, CB Prince Miller, LB Cobrani Mixon, DT Quin Pitcock and DE Narada Williams. Sat, Sep 3, 2011 09:12:00 PM

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Lions signed LB Caleb Campbell from their practice squad.

Campbell was on the active roster for one game earlier this season but didn't record a tackle. He'll help out on special teams.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 11:43:00 AM

Lions waived LB Caleb Campbell.

Campbell was promoted last week and played in his first NFL game at Dallas, failing to record a tackle.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 06:56:00 PM

Lions signed LB Caleb Campbell from their practice squad.

The Lions are banged up at linebacker, with Isaiah Ekejiuba (knee) listed as questionable and DeAndre Levy (groin) and Bobby Carpenter (toe) listed as probable. All three were limited in practice this week.
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 01:47:00 PM

Lions waived LB Caleb Campbell.

Campbell didn't produce enough on special teams to solidify a spot, but the team will re-sign him to the practice squad, assuming he does clear waivers.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 10:58:00 AM

Lions re-signed LB Caleb Campbell.

Campbell, 25, served the last two years for the U.S. Army in Oklahoma. Being a "holdover" from the Rod Marinelli regime won't help his cause, but he's fallen into a decent situation. Campbell will play weak-side linebacker, which is a position of weakness in Detroit with Zack Follett slated to start.
Fri, Apr 30, 2010 12:21:00 PM

According to The Military Times, 2008 seventh-round pick Caleb Campbell will be at the Lions' rookie minicamp on Thursday.

Campbell, who's completed his two years of duty for the Army, anticipates signing a contract with the Lions "very, very soon." The 25-year-old is obviously going to be rusty, and will have to learn to play outside linebacker in Detroit. Campbell (6'2/224) played strong safety in college.
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 04:58:00 PM

The Lions have reportedly offered a one-year contract to Caleb Campbell, their seventh-round pick in 2008.

Campbell worked out with the Lions Tuesday at outside linebacker, running unofficial 4.49 and 4.50 forty times in drills. He was in Lions training camp in 2008 before the Army ordered him to report for duty. Campbell is still awaiting word from the Department of Defense on his NFL eligibility for 2010.
Thu, Mar 11, 2010 05:08:00 PM

Former Lions draft pick Caleb Campbell will try out for the 2010 U.S. Olympic bobsled team.

The No. 218 pick overall last year, Campbell's NFL dreams were dashed last July when the U.S. Army forced him to serve his military service time. He isn't eligible for the NFL until 2010, but we're guessing he won't pursue it. The Army does have a policy allowing soldiers to pursue Olympic training.
Mon, Jul 6, 2009 07:47:00 PM

The Lions will lose Caleb Campbell's rights if they don't formally sign him before the 2009 Draft. He only "agreed to terms" on a rookie deal Tuesday.

If no other team drafts Campbell, he'll become a "free agent." Campbell will be serving in the military in 2010, and can return to the league after that.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 12:33:00 AM

The U.S. Army has ordered Lions seventh-round pick Caleb Campbell to serve out his military service time. He will not play football in 2008.

It is unclear if Campbell will keep his signing bonus; he signed a three year deal on Tuesday. The Army originally said Campbell could serve out his military obligations in Michigan if he made the team. He won't be eligible for the NFL until 2010. Campbell was the first former Army Black Knight drafted since the Packers made QB Ronnie McAda Mr. Irrelevant in 1997.
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 04:16:00 PM

The Department of Defense has asked the Army to review its policy of allowing football players to forgo their required 24 months of active service for a chance to play pro ball.

Just the chance that this rule could be reversed might totally derail Army grad Caleb Campbell's bid to make the Lions. It would be a sad story for Caleb Campbell, Detroit's seventh-round pick that was attempting to convert from safety to linebacker.
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 07:04:00 PM

The Lions will switch Army rookie Caleb Campbell from safety to linebacker.

Campbell was a run-stopping safety in college, but his best chance at making the team is to be a standout on special teams.
Mon, Jun 16, 2008 09:16:00 AM

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