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|Mar. 8, 2017 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST2:24 PM CT0:24 UAE (+1)15:24 ETNaN:� - Jones agreed to a five-year contract with the Cardinals worth $83 million with $53 million guaranteed, a long-term pact that removes the franchise tag assigned Jones on Feb. 27.
Analysis: In his first season with the Cardinals, Jones started all 16 games at linebacker and had 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 15 tackles for loss and was a Pro Bowl alternate.
|Feb. 27, 2017 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST11:17 AM CT21:17 UAE12:17 ETNaN:� - Jones was given the "non-exclusive" franchise designation by the team on Monday, one week before the NFL deadline.
Analysis: Jones is unlikely to leave the desert. Coach Bruce Arians said the priority for the Cardinals is working out a long-term agreement with Jones, who was acquired in 2016 via trade from the New England Patriots. In his first season with the Cardinals in 2016, Jones started all 16 games at linebacker and had 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 15 tackles for loss and was a Pro Bowl alternate.