Campbell Signs with Detroit

Former Cowboys tight end signs a five-year deal with the Detroit Lions.

The Detriot Lions have signed for Cowboys tight end and unrestricted free agent Dan Campbell.

Campbell's numbers this past season with the Cowobys were modest: three catches for 24 yards and a touchdown. But what he brought to the table off the field, as well as areas of the game that aren't kept on stat sheets (i.e. blocking) helped net him a new deal with the Lions.

Campbell (6-5, 265) is a seven-year veteran that has played in 95 games (65 starts) and registered 68 receptions for 604 yards (8.9 avg) and seven touchdowns.

He has played in all 16 games in five of his seven seasons. In 2003, Campbell garnered a career-best 195 receiving yards, 20 receptions and one touchdown. He was named to the USA Today All-Joe Team for his work in the trenches. In 2004, he was looking to build on his first season in Dallas but his season was cut short due to a sprained right foot. Last year, he played in 16 games (12 starts), while catching three passes for 24 yards and one touchdown.

Prior to signing with Dallas in 2003, Campbell spent the first four years of his NFL career with the New York Giants. Campbell was originally drafted by the Giants in the third round (79th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M.

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