This year’s preseason was rough on service academy alums. Thought to be a lock for the Philadelphia Eagles roster, wide receiver Chad Hall, an Air Force Academy alum, was one of the last cuts.
Linebacker Caleb Campbell, a standout safety for the Army Black Knights drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft, similarly got cut after making the Detroit Lions roster last year. Campbell has found his way back to an NFL roster after the Indianapolis Colts signed the linebacker to their practice squad Tuesday.
Campbell has a chance to make the active roster unless the health of two Colt veteran linebackers, Gary Brackett and Ernie Simms, improves. Campbell was activated by the Lions for three games last year tallying three tackles mostly on special teams. As you can see above he’s not afraid to lay the lumber on a punt returner when given the chance.
Campbell announced the signing yesterday via Twitter writing on his Twitter handle @LT_Campbell53 “”Hello Indianapolis #Colts.”