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.