Aug 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers tackle Bruce Campbell (73) and tight end Brandon Williams (86) celebrate a touchdown while playing against the Chicago Bears at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports
Former Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell needed to find a home to stay in the NFL.
Campbell did just that as he inked a deal with the New York Jets on Tuesday.
The former Terrapin was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Following his stint with the Raiders, Campbell landed with the Carolina Panthers in 2012 after he was traded to the Panthers for running back Mike Goodson. He was waived last season, and didn’t play in any games.
Campbell has played in 19 games in the NFL with zero starts.
The former Terp was a highly regarded prospect coming out of college. Campbell ran a 4.75 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2010.
In 2008, Campbell played in all 13 games, and helped pave the way for running back Da’Rel Scott to reach the 1,000-yard plateau. He also was named the ACC Lineman of the Week in Week 7 of that season.
Aside from D’Brickashaw Ferguson, the Jets don’t have a ton of talent to protect the likes of Geno Smith and Michael Vick. It’ll be an interesting storyline to follow during the preseason with former Terp cornerback Dexter McDougle also being a Jet.