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Jarvis Jones signs with Cardinals

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The Cardinals lost an outside linebacker on Tuesday when Alex Okafor signed with the Saints, but they gained one a short time later.

Agent Greg Barnett announced on Twitter that his client Jarvis Jones agreed to a deal with Arizona. Jones was in town to visit with the team on Monday.

Jones was a first-round pick of the Steelers in 2013 after a 14.5-sack season at Georgia to wrap up his college career. Jones has not shown the same knack for getting to the quarterback as a professional — six sacks in four seasons — but has fared better at setting the edge against the run.

With Chandler Jones and Markus Golden already on the roster, the Cardinals may plan on calling for Jones to fill that role while leaving the pass rushing duties to those who have proved better suited for it. Now that Jones has signed, that’s something that will be worked out in the coming months.

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15 Responses to “Jarvis Jones signs with Cardinals”
  1. citizenstrange says: Mar 14, 2017 5:11 PM

    Maybe a change of scenery will do him good. He was always a good guy who didn’t cause any problems. Best of luck!

  2. NFLexpert says: Mar 14, 2017 5:24 PM

    Who can forget the 2013 linebacker draft of Jarvis Jones and Barkevious Mingo…

  3. dwoofer says: Mar 14, 2017 5:26 PM

    As Adrian Wilson says, “run fast, hit hard” and he will be okay

  4. bettis3636 says: Mar 14, 2017 5:28 PM

    In the words of NSYNC… BYE BYE BYE!!!

  5. dispozblcopy says: Mar 14, 2017 5:30 PM

    Puts more money on the table to sweeten it up for Hightower.

  6. tonebones says: Mar 14, 2017 5:50 PM

    This guy was just highly overrated coming out of college. He never made any “pro” plays. They were all low degree of difficulty plays. That doesn’t cut it with the big boys. He was more of a 5th or 6th round talent, and that’s exactly how he’s played. Good kid though.

  7. blah773 says: Mar 14, 2017 5:50 PM

    Much like losing Markus Wheaton… meh.

  8. Moudabo says: Mar 14, 2017 6:39 PM

    Good dude and good linebacker. He can do
    most everything , except get to the QB regularly.
    Good luck to Jarvis. Maybe he’ll find more success
    in the desert.

  9. mmmpierogi says: Mar 14, 2017 7:18 PM

    blah773 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 5:50 PM
    Much like losing Markus Wheaton… meh.


    Agreed, except Markus Wheaton wasn’t a waste of a first-round pick.

  10. pfatalbert says: Mar 14, 2017 8:19 PM

    Steelers West/ Steelers 2.0 some more

  11. mtshaggy says: Mar 14, 2017 8:40 PM

    when they have to pull a guy out of retirement to carry your load…meh

  12. steelcurtainn says: Mar 14, 2017 8:56 PM

    Guy just never panned out. I don’t think he will in arizona either.

  13. cpozsgai says: Mar 15, 2017 5:39 AM

    In honor of all of the hard work from Jarvis, there will be a huge “bust” created in Pittsburgh. Woops. That bust was created a few years ago!

  14. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Mar 15, 2017 10:10 AM

    Steelers’ defense has been officially decimated. I would say they could draft an entire crew but (a) they don’t have that many picks and (b) they draft nothing but busts anyway.

  15. Ananda says: Mar 15, 2017 4:33 PM

    Given his connections and relationships with the Cardinals coaching staff, it will be interesting to watch how he develops and evolves… One thing for certain, he will have team mates and fans pulling for him every step along the way.

    Welcome JJ to AZ…..

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