Scooby Axson
Friday June 8th, 2012

Jaguars released DT Aaron Kampman, saving $11 million in salary. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The Jacksonville Jaguars released two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Kampman Thursday, saving $11.45 million in base salary that remained on the final two seasons of his contract. Kampman, 32, was set to make $4.975 million base salary in 2012.

Kampman signed a four-year, $25 million contract with the Jaguars in 2010 and was productive that season before tearing the ACL in his right knee. Kampman became expendable when the team re-signed defensive end Jeremy Mincey to a four-year, $20 million deal and selected Clemson defensive end Andre Branch with 38th  pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.  Kampman played only three games last season and has 58 career sacks in 11 seasons.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.