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Cardinals sign linebacker Chandler Jones to five-year deal

Posted: 4:29 PM, Mar 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-10 23:29:40Z
The Arizona Cardinals and outside linebacker Chandler Jones have agreed to a five-year contract.
 
The agreement comes after the Cardinals placed the franchise tag on Jones to prevent him from becoming a free agent.
 
The Cardinals acquired Jones in a trade with New England before last season, and general manager Steve Keim had said all along that the team would sign the player to a long-term contract.
 
Jones had 11 sacks last season with the Cardinals, along with four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 15 tackles for loss. He had 12½ sacks for the Patriots in 2015, making him one of three players with double-digit sacks in each of the past two seasons.