DE Calais Campbell - Atlanta Falcons
Campbell left Baltimore for good to sign a one-year deal worth $7 million guaranteed (up to $9 million) with the Atlanta Falcons this summer after flirting with the New York Jets. The 36-year-old defensive end was released by the Ravens saving the organization $7 million in cap space.
During his time in Baltimore, he earned respect both on and off the field, contributing significantly last year with 36 tackles, 14 QB hits, and 5.5 sacks, his most since he started his tenure with the Ravens Flock.
Adding such a experienced veteran was a coup for the young Falcons, let alone when they did it by edging the then-Super Bowl-candidate Jets. In his first game with Atlanta, Campbell logged 51 total snaps in which he mostly featured on pass plays (33 to 17) earning a mediocre PFF defensive grade of 56.4.
Campbell put up three pressures, hitting rookie QB Bryce Young once and forcing two hurries. He also completed one tackle.