Eskimos Keeping Spot Warm For Campbell

July 7th, 2009

Job security is a blessing these days. And it seems Bucs wide receiver Kelly Campbell has a guaranteed paycheck if the resurrection of his once promising NFL career falls apart this summer with the Bucs.

The head coach of his former club, the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL, told the Edmonton Sun that Campbell can have his job back at any time.

“We still have his contract and we still have his rights and he is welcome back here if it occurs,” said Richie Hall. “He is a very talented young man and he had a breakout year last year. I’m happy for him in one regard, but I’m sad for us in another regard.”

Campbell led CFL receivers with a 22.6 yards-per-reception average on 54 receptions for 1,223 yards and seven touchdowns in 2008. Whether that translates into success south of the border is a Hail Mary of its own.

Campbell’s former coach’s strong praise speaks to just how great a season the former Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins speedster had in the CFL last season.

In a highly recommended interview Joe did with Campbell’s receivers coach at Edmonton, it was revealed Campbell earned about $60,000 in Edmonton last year — chicken feed compared to his reported Bucs salary of about $500,000 (if he makes the team).

If Campbell was cut from the Bucs and re-joined the CFL midway through the season, he might earn about $30,000 in Edmonton for the team’s remaining 10 games.

At least it’s a paycheck.

Comments are closed.