Young tackle Campbell fills key role for CardinalsPosted: Updated:
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Calais Campbell has a big new role with the Arizona Cardinals, and he certainly has the size for the job.
The 6-foot-8, 290-pound second-year pro out of Miami replaces the departed Antonio Smith at defensive end, and he relishes the challenge.
Arizona drafted Campbell in the second round. He played in all 20 games as a backup and, mostly, on special teams. When Smith signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans in the offseason, Campbell knew his chance had come.
In his debut as a starter last Thursday against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, Campbell played three series and got a good review from coach Ken Whisenhunt.
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