Need any other convincing signs that Daunte Culpepper won't be back with the Dolphins? Look no further than the recent release of Kelly Campbell.
Campbell, a high-energy wide receiver who caught 57 passes, averaged almost 19 yards per catch and had eight touchdowns for the Vikings from 2002-04, has been a personal lap dog for Culpepper, much in the same way Dennis Green always found a way to keep Richard Solomon employed as one of his assistants.
Campbell, who hasn't played in a regular season game since the 2004 season due to leg injuries, was re-signed by the Dolphins in March. He missed all of the 2006 season with a quadriceps injury, but proclaimed himself healthy this spring when he re-signed. However, with Culpepper out of the Dolphins' plans, the role for Campbell suffered a similar blow, since they remain best of friends.
Does Campbell have a future in the NFL? That may depend on where Culpepper ends up.
* Campbell joins fellow former Viking J.T. O'Sullivan on the unemployment line. O'Sullivan, who washed out in a huge way with the Vikings before being released, was signed by the Bears in order to send him to NFL Europa, where he was named Co-MVP and led Frankfurt to the NFLE championship game. However, part of his agreement with Chicago was that, if he didn't have a legitimate shot to make the team, he would be released before the start of training camp. He didn't and he's gone.
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