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Cardinals announce five-year extension with Chandler Jones

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The franchise tag buys teams and players extra time to come to agreement on a long-term extension and that’s just what the Cardinals have done with linebacker Chandler Jones.

Word earlier this week was that Jones and the team were finalizing a multi-year deal that would extend Jones’ stay in Arizona well beyond the 2017 season. It’s a five-year extension and the team did not reveal full financial details, but did not dispute reports that it is worth up to around $82 million with around $53 million in guaranteed money.

The team also noted that Jones’ cap number for the 2017 season will come down from the $14.6 million charge that would have taken hold had Jones played out the year under the franchise tag.

Jones had 11.5 sacks for the Cardinals last year after coming to Arizona in a trade with the Patriots. The team has also re-signed tight end Jermaine Gresham and center A.Q. Shipley while safety Antoine Bethea, kicker Phil Dawson and linebacker Karlos Dansby are joining the team as free agents.

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33 Responses to “Cardinals announce five-year extension with Chandler Jones”
  1. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 10, 2017 11:40 AM

    Cards still need a real QB, rest of the team is fine.

  2. footballboozer says: Mar 10, 2017 11:42 AM

    Thats a whole lotta pot.

  3. nomar8477 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:43 AM

    Make sure the phoenix police stations are aware that he likes to go to them naked and pray in the parking lot high on drugs. Great player though

  4. President Ackbar says: Mar 10, 2017 11:48 AM

    Jealous much?

  5. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 10, 2017 11:50 AM

    HAHAHAHA! $82 MILLION for a guy who put up comparable stats to Frank Clark, who the Seahawks are paying $1 million?

    See Cardinals fans, this is why you can’t have nice things.

    Like division titles, playoff games and Lombardi trophies.

  6. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 10, 2017 11:52 AM

    HAHAHAHAHA! $82 MILLION? For a guy who put up the same stats as Frank Clark, who the Seahawks are paying $1 million?!

    See Cardinals fans, this is why you can’t have nice things.

    Like division titles, playoff games and Super Bowl rings.

  7. theuglitruth says: Mar 10, 2017 11:53 AM

    $82M, wow….that is low in comparison to what I thought is was going to be…above $100M.

  8. dickshotdogs says: Mar 10, 2017 11:54 AM

    Remember when many said that after trading Jones to Arizona and then Collins to Cleveland that New England had no chance of winning The Super Bowl? I do. What a year…:)

  9. justbegbaby says: Mar 10, 2017 11:54 AM

    Yikes, that is big guaranteed money for a non QB!

  10. MostlyRight says: Mar 10, 2017 11:58 AM

    Nice to have 2 young 10+ sack bookend OLBs locked up for a while, along with Honey Badger and Patrick Peterson in the backfield and Deanne Bucannon in the middle, with young Gunter and Nkemdiche coming up on the DLine. Great youth on an already good D. Losing Campbell and Jefferson will hurt but the pieces are there for long lasting success.

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:03 PM

    “See Cardinals fans, this is why you can’t have nice things.

    Like division titles, playoff games and Lombardi trophies.”

    If you’re talking about the Seachickens that would be “trophy”. Singular.

  12. BraceForImpact says: Mar 10, 2017 12:04 PM

    Hey Osiris, no one cares or knows what Frank Clark is and you sorry neon green pukes have ONE Lombardi trophy (singular).

  13. andydlev says: Mar 10, 2017 12:08 PM

    Yikes hope he doesn’t go out partying with his brother Jon

  14. bencoates57 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:09 PM

    And that’s fine for a team that’s not playoff bound because he tends to disappear in the postseason.

  15. justbegbaby says: Mar 10, 2017 12:10 PM

    @dickshotdogs

    Dude, try to show a little class and be less arrogant and obnoxious. We all know who won the SB and has established one of the greatest dynasties in sports. You had nothing to do with it. Be cool and keep searching for your first Girlfriend. Good luck with that.

  16. patsfaninus says: Mar 10, 2017 12:13 PM

    Very good player…way over paid by AZ.

  17. mrkbuilders says: Mar 10, 2017 12:13 PM

    As a Patriots fan, I remember the day they took Hightower and Jones in first couple rounds. Hightower was the project for the future and Jones was expected to step in immediately and be a 12-15 sack/ year speed guy off the edge.

    I would say he was serviceable but not what we expected. Not sure if BB “missed” on him, but he did cost New England the #21 in the 1st. Seeing him get rushed out of town last year further confirms BB sees something we haven’t.

    I think he will be slightly above average for production, but exposed in the running game. 5/82M is insane for him; 4/48M is much more in line but it’s not my money!

  18. ndnation23 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:17 PM

    lol the rest of the team is not fine. we need an O line. I dont care who it is, if they cant stay upright for 3 seconds cause the line stinks then they are going to stink

  19. dickshotdogs says: Mar 10, 2017 12:20 PM

    justbegbaby,

    You’re adorable…:)

  20. gmen6820 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:21 PM

    Ugh – trying to extend JPP is now going to be a pain…

  21. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 10, 2017 12:26 PM

    As a Bills fan I was elated when I heard of the trade. Worked out for both teams, which is not common. Great player. Good luck Cards.

  22. jackedupboonie says: Mar 10, 2017 12:28 PM

    MostlyRight says:
    Mar 10, 2017 11:58 AM
    Nice to have 2 young 10+ sack bookend OLBs locked up for a while, along with Honey Badger and Patrick Peterson in the backfield and Deanne Bucannon in the middle, with young Gunter and Nkemdiche coming up on the DLine. Great youth on an already good D. Losing Campbell and Jefferson will hurt but the pieces are there for long lasting success.
    …………………
    This team is the Bengals of the NFC.

  23. blessedunliketherest says: Mar 10, 2017 12:32 PM

    HAHAHAHA! $82 MILLION for a guy who put up comparable stats to Frank Clark, who the Seahawks are paying $1 million?

    See Cardinals fans, this is why you can’t have nice things.

    Like division titles, playoff games and Lombardi trophies.
    __________________________________________

    Coming from a fan of a team with a one-year “dynasty”. Seattle is a joke.

  24. ricko1112 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:32 PM

    If you’re talking about the Seachickens that would be “trophy”. Singular.
    __________________
    Most of their fans and the Failcons’ fans have hopped on the bandwagon train to LA to root for the Chargers.

  25. savethebs says: Mar 10, 2017 12:34 PM

    HAHAHAHA! $82 MILLION for a guy who put up comparable stats to Frank Clark, who the Seahawks are paying $1 million?

    See Cardinals fans, this is why you can’t have nice things.

    Like division titles, playoff games and Lombardi trophies.
    ———————————–

    Frank Clark, woman beater, on his rookie contract. That’s why he’s $1M.

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:37 PM

    “Not sure if BB “missed” on him, but he did cost New England the #21 in the 1st. Seeing him get rushed out of town last year further confirms BB sees something we haven’t.”

    I think the issue was turning up in the playoffs at the Foxboro police station on synthetic weed. Belichick doesn’t like that kind of incident, especially in January !

  27. exinsidetrader says: Mar 10, 2017 12:37 PM

    “A team CAN win a SuperBowl …. without him.”

    — Patriots

  28. tylawspick6 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:39 PM

    Yikes!

    Pats win the SB and free themselves of this overrated, one trick pony’s 12 mil per annual salary.

    Enjoy your run D on the weakside along with his production to drop as Calais Campbell leaves.

    lol

  29. tylawspick6 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:40 PM

    As a Bills fan I was elated when I heard of the trade. Worked out for both teams, which is not common. Great player. Good luck Cards.

    —-

    Why were you elated? Pats slap you silly regardless if Jones is there or not.

    And, they won the SB without him and freed up 12-15 mil per without him focusing only on sacks and not producing late in the year or in the postseason.

  30. tylawspick6 says: Mar 10, 2017 12:40 PM

    Jones will now check out..His brother got paid after a SB, too, and look at that bamboozling he did to Indy for that contract.

    Whoops!

  31. phinatic29 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:43 PM

    The Patriots were absolute fools to give up a talent like Chandler Jones.

  32. ikeclanton says: Mar 10, 2017 3:57 PM

    phinatic29 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 1:43 PM
    The Patriots were absolute fools to give up a talent like Chandler Jones.

    Yes, yes…the results have been terrible since then. You must be right.

  33. icardfan says: Mar 10, 2017 4:31 PM

    Im so disappointed. I really, really want to pull for the Patriots. I mean, as a Cardinals fan who suffered for years and years I want to pull for a team that has risen up from obscurity to perhaps the finest franchise in the NFL. What a great story! I also think the whole deflate gate thing was a bunch of BS and how can you not love Tom Brady? All that said….Stop being TROLLS Pats fans. Just stop. You don’t need to do that! You’re on top of the world! Show some class. Jones didn’t work out for you and you got something in return. Brilliant move! Can’t you wish the guy well? I know a guy from Boston. Great dude, never rubbed it in when the Pats beat us at home with their back up QB. Class dude all the way. Since I only know one real Pats fan I will assume the trolls are just bandwagon losers and all they have to do all day is get on message boards and bring shame to their fanbase. To all you real Pats fans – Congrats on your trophy and Brady is the GOAT.

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