Campbell on contract talks: ‘I haven’t heard much’

Falcons linebacker De'Vondre Campbell discusses accomplishments of 2019 season. (Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, who led the Falcons in tackles with 129 in 2019, is set to become a free agent in March.

“No, I haven’t heard much,” Campbell said when asked about his contract situation on Monday. “I just do my part on the field and I let my agent handle the rest.”

Campbell, who was drafted in the fourth round (115th overall) out of Minnesota in 2016, wants to return to the Falcons.

“Yeah, definitely,” Campbell said. “They gave me an opportunity that 31 other teams didn’t. It would be special to come back, but I understand how this business work.”

The Falcons normally grant extensions to their drafted players late in the regular season. But with the full operation being evaluated by owner Arthur Blank, extensions were likely on hold.

“That’s not something that’s under my control,” Campbell said. “All I control is the way I play. I let the rest of it handle itself.”

In addition to the tackle total, Campbell had two sacks, six tackles for losses, two quarterback hits, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

“I feel pretty good about my body of work,” Campbell said. “Not just this year, but over the course of my career. I’ve done everything to put myself in a good position. Now, I’ll just sit back and relax and let the rest play out.”

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