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Cardinals place franchise tag on linebacker Chandler Jones

Posted at 1:43 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 14:05:34-05
The Arizona Cardinals have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones after failing to reach a long-term deal with the player.
The "non-exclusive" tag allows the Cardinals to continue negotiating with Jones through July 15. If another team makes him an offer, Arizona can either match it or receive two first-round draft picks.
Under the franchise tag, Jones would receive about $15 million for the coming season.
Acquired in a trade with New England a year ago, Jones had 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 15 tackles for loss last season
Jones has 25 1-2 sacks over the past two seasons, third-most in the NFL over that span.