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Call-Up for Campbell

After creating a roster spot with the move of DE/DT Julian Jenkins to injured reserve, the Bucs filled the spot and bolstered their D-line depth with practice squad DT Darrell Campbell


As a Chicago Bear, DT Darrell Campbell spent one year rehabbing his knee and one year on the practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made one final roster move for the 2006 season: Defensive tackle Darrell Campbell was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday morning.

The Bucs had an opening on the roster and a potential need for Campbell's services because defensive lineman Julian Jenkins was placed on injured reserve on Friday afternoon. Campbell still could end up among Tampa Bay's eight game-day inactives on Sunday, but if he is included among the 45 active players against Seattle he would be in line for his first NFL regular-season action.

The 6-4, 295-pound linemen out of Notre Dame first joined the Buccaneers' practice squad on November 27. He spent the entire 2005 season on the Chicago Bears' practice squad, and before that he used his rookie year to rehabilitate an injured knee.

After starting in his last three seasons with the Irish and collecting 87 tackles and 11 sacks, Campbell hurt his knee in a pre-draft workout and was not selected in the 2004 draft. The Bears signed him anyway and put him on their non-football injury list for the season.

At Notre Dame, Campbell recorded a career-best six sacks as a junior in 2002. He played defensive tackle his last three seasons after subbing at defensive end as a freshman. Campbell hails from South Holland, Illinois.

Jenkins, a fifth-round pick in last April's draft out of Stanford, played in 12 games and contributed nine tackles before landing on injured reserve on the eve of the season finale.

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