The Jacksonville Jaguars released two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Kampman Thursday, saving $11.45 million in base salary that remained on the final two seasons of his contract. Kampman, 32, was set to make $4.975 million base salary in 2012.
Kampman signed a four-year, $25 million contract with the Jaguars in 2010 and was productive that season before tearing the ACL in his right knee.
Kampman became expendable when the team re-signed defensive end Jeremy Mincey to a four-year, $20 million deal and selected Clemson defensive end Andre Branch with 38th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Kampman played only three games last season and has 58 career sacks in 11 seasons.