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Updated Nov 19, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Calais Campbell wants to return Sunday

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell sat out Sunday's loss to the Falcons with a calf injury but says he doesn't plan on watching from the sidelines this weekend when they host the Rams.

"Oh yeah, I'm feeling good about it and I'm looking forward to getting back on the field and helping my team win games," he said Monday. "It was tough watching, don't want to do that again."

Campbell, who has 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season, was injured before the bye week and says he hurt his calf while running. He felt a pop and said it's just one of those things that happens during football.

"I mean it's just little things, different kind of movements and stuff," he said. "I'm pretty sure I'll be back this week unless I have a setback."

That's something Campbell does not expect to be an issue, adding that he sat out Sunday in part just to be safe.

"It's something that's not that serious. You know it can nag so you just want to be careful and be smart with it," said Campbell. "The team looked real good out there without me so I was excited to see David Carter go in there and play well."

The defense did look good against the Falcons, forcing five interceptions and one fumble, but chances are they would still like to get Campbell back this week against the St. Louis Rams to try and help stop this six-game losing streak.

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