Campbell notched six tackles (five solo) and 2.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the Packers. Campbell had 2.5 sacks coming into Sunday's game, and he doubled that total by adding another 2.5 sacks on a day where the Cardinals recorded eight sacks as a team. He now has five on the year to go along with 59 tackles, and he should be an important piece for the Cardinals' defense moving forward. Campbell is good for a big game like this every once in awhile, but his overall value as an IDP is still fairly limited.
Campbell racked up four solo tackles, including one sack, and recovered a fumble in Thursday's victory against the Vikings. In danger of tallying the lowest sack total since his rookie season in 2008, Campbell's takedown of Teddy Bridgewater on Thursday pushed him to only 2.5 for the veteran pass rusher. If he's unable to pick up 3.5 in the final three games of the season, his streak with at least six sacks will end at six campaigns. That aside, he's already surpassed 50 tackles (53, to be precise) for the sixth consecutive year, placing him with striking distance of the 72 that he totaled in 2011.
Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was a one-man wrecking crew Sunday against the Rams, racking up 11 tackles (10 solo), three tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, and 0.5 sacks. Campbell was everywhere in Week 4, but the Cardinals' defense itself was unable to force a turnover, after accumulating seven (all interceptions) over the course of the first three weeks of the season. Stuck in the 50-to-75 tackle territory in each of the past five campaigns, he currently has 25 to his credit, which is a career-best pace. On the other side of the coin, the half sack Sunday was his first in the category in 2015, so he has some work to do to uphold his standard (6-to-9 sacks in six consecutive seasons).
Less than two months after undergoing hernia surgery, Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell said he'll be ready when offseason workout begin April 20, reports ESPN.com. "I'm not 100 percent just yet, but I feel 10 times better," he said. "Night and day compared to before the surgery now a few weeks removed." Campbell will report to the first phase of workouts April 20 and is expected to participate in on-field workouts in May. "I feel pretty good," Campbell said.
Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell underwent successful sports hernia surgery and expects to be ready for offseason workouts in a couple months, reports the team's website. "The first couple of days I couldn't walk," said Campbell, 28. "It's still a little painful to walk but I'm getting there." Campbell recorded seven sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery to go with 58 tackles in 14 games last season.
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|2||09/18||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6|
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