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Lions Claim Linebacker Lee Campbell

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Middle linebacker Lee Campbell was waived by the Giants earlier this week but has already been claimed by the Lions. Campbell was signed by the Giants in early May as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota.

The Gophers' official site has this to say about Campbell:

Rugged, hard-nosed defender • came to Minnesota as a linebacker, played primarily as a defensive end early in his Gopher career, moved back to linebacker in 2008 preseason camp • has started 23 games on the Gophers defense over the past two seasons – the most of any current Minnesota player on the defensive side of the ball – including 12 during the 2007 campaign at defensive end and 12 in 2008 at middle linebacker • has collected 131 total tackles during his career, 11.5 for losses, including six sacks.

Like all undrafted free agents, Campbell is a depth player who will look to make the team by way of playing well on special teams.