Extra Points: Campbell, Mathis, Falcons

Back in June, we heard that quarterback Jason Campbell was planning to retire from the NFL. However, Campbell hasn’t yet made the decision official, and according to Peter Schrager of FOX Sports (Twitter link), at least three teams have inquired on the veteran free agent. As Joel Corry of CBSSports.com points out (via Twitter), pseudo-retirement ended up benefiting Kyle Orton a year ago, so it’s possible a desperate team will make it worth Campbell’s while to continue his playing career.

Here’s more from around the NFL..

  • Field Yates of ESPN.com has the breakdown of Evan Mathis‘ one-year deal with the Broncos, tweeting that the pact features $750K in per-game roster bonuses and up to $750K in playing-time incentives. Mathis can start earning those incentives if he plays 55% of Denver’s offensive snaps, and would max out if he plays at least 85%.
  • Falcons president Rich McKay, who was disciplined by the NFL as part of the team’s penalty for pumping in fake crowd noise to their stadium, has been reinstated to the league’s competition committee, tweets D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The decision becomes effective immediately.
  • Colts coaches seem to be doing their best to create competition at the nose tackle spot, which defensive coordinator Greg Manusky acknowledges is one of the most important positions on the team’s defense. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star has the details.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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  1. Luke Adams

    Wonder which three teams gave Campbell a call — based on the teams that have signed QBs recently, maybe the Jets, Browns, and… Falcons? I’m more confident in the first two guesses than the third one, since I think Atlanta (and Kyle Shanahan) really just wanted Rex Grossman.

    Anyway, hard to imagine Campbell getting anything close to the salary Buffalo gave Orton last year, but if a team wanted to pay him $1MM or so to sit on the bench and be a mentor to a younger QB, that still might look appealing.

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