Calais Campbell was one of many marquee signings of the offseason for the Falcons, not simply because he’s nonetheless a terrific participant, however as a result of he selected this workforce regardless of being on the stage of his profession the place ring-chasing could be justified. Campbell noticed one thing he preferred with these Falcons, and given his stature that was fairly rattling thrilling.
That’s why information of his harm made me so nervous, even when many followers weren’t frightened. After a short stint on the non-football harm listing, Campbell has been cleared and is sweet to go, that means the Falcons can have a key piece of their defensive entrance and locker room chief again in motion for Week 1.
Whereas he’s off the NFI, we shouldn’t count on to see Campbell on the sphere any time quickly. He could get some restricted preseason reps, however the precedence is getting Campbell set to go for the common season, given the soccer underneath his belt and his age. As AtlantaFalcons.com author Scott Bair notes, we’re unlikely to see him in joint practices this week:
It’s in the end unsure, although it appears unlikely, whether or not he’ll be a part of joint apply periods with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday and Wednesday right here in South Florida. The Falcons have these two practices main as much as a Friday preseason recreation.
Campbell, who’s coming off a 5.5 sack season with the Ravens, figures to play a number of spots alongside a rebuilt defensive entrance. He’s simply probably the most established go rusher the Falcons have added to the roster and provides dimension and physicality few can match, and if he’s not an each down and even each recreation participant at this stage of his profession, Campbell can nonetheless assist out quite a bit. When the Falcons face the Panthers in Week 1, it seems like he’ll be obtainable to wreak havoc, which is superb information for all of us.