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Chandler Jones | Linebacker | #55

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (21) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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The Cardinals are discussing a contract extension with OLB Chandler Jones.
Arizona sent New England a second-round pick (and since-released G/C Jonathan Cooper) in exchange for Jones, and isn't going to let him walk after one year in the desert. Jones has been an early-season animal for the Cardinals, piling up five sacks and two forced fumbles through seven starts. He's 26 years old. Oct 24 - 6:02 PM

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Teammates believe Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones can get 20 sacks this season.

"There’s no doubt about it. He has that potential to be a 20-plus sack guy," Patrick Peterson said. "If (Dwight) Freeney had eight sacks in a backup role, Chandler should probably get 20 in a starting role," Tyrann Mathieu added. Considering only 10 players have ever cracked 20 sacks, that might not be a realistic goal for Jones, but it is a sign of how highly he is rated inside the clubhouse. After coming over from the Patriots via trade this offseason, Jones should offer Arizona the true pass-rushing threat they have been missing for several years.
Aug 1 - 8:17 AM

Coach Bruce Arians is confident the Cardinals can extend newly-acquired OLB Chandler Jones' contract.

"When he hits free agency, we’ll have the dollars to make sure he stays," Arians said. The Patriots traded Jones at least in part because of the money it will take to keep him under contract past this season. Only 26 and with 36 career sacks in four seasons, Jones should be looking for something similar to the five-year, $85 million deal Olivier Vernon signed with the Giants.
Mar 24 - 9:36 AM

The Cardinals are listing Chandler Jones as an outside linebacker.

Jones spent all of 2015 at defensive end, but played heavy snaps at linebacker in 2014. The linebacker designation isn't surprising for a 4-3 end headed to a 3-4 system. Regardless of Jones' listing, his primary job will be getting after the quarterback.
Mar 15 - 5:04 PM

Cardinals acquired DE/OLB Chandler Jones from the Patriots in exchange for OG Jonathan Cooper and the No. 61 overall pick of the draft.

Still only 26, Jones is one of the league's best pass rushers, but is headed into the final year of his rookie contract. A looming mega-deal coupled with a bizarre January incident where Jones showed up to a police station high on synthetic marijuana seem to have cooled the Pats on their 2012 first-rounder. As for the Cardinals, Jones is the linchpin pass rusher they've been seeking for years now. He'll likely play outside linebacker in Bruce Arians' 3-4. An extension could be hammered out in short order. Jones has 36 sacks in 55 career games.
Mar 15 - 2:54 PM

CSN New England suggests the Patriots could look to extend RE Chandler Jones' contract this offseason.

Jones is owed $7.8 million in the last year of his rookie contract, and New England can lower his cap number for next season by signing him to a long-term deal. Jones has had a comparable career to Saints DE Cameron Jordan, who landed a five-year, $55 million extension last offseason. Jones turns 26 later this month. He piled up 12.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 15 games in 2015.
Jan 31 - 8:21 AM

Patriots RE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Broncos.

Jones exited New England's win over Kansas City in the fourth quarter but returned to practice on Wednesday. Jones, Jamie Collins (back) and Dont'a Hightower (knee) are all banged up but should be ready for Brady/Manning XVII on Sunday.
Jan 22 - 3:22 PM

Patriots RE Chandler Jones played 36-of-89 defensive snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.

That's about 40 percent. There was some concern Jones would be benched after an embarrassing incident involving synthetic marijuana last week but that didn't come into play on Saturday. Jones started and played well, recording the game's only sack and forcing a Knile Davis fumble in the third quarter. Jones appeared to suffer a right leg injury late in the fourth quarter. Obviously his status will need to be monitored ahead of next week's AFC championship.
Jan 17 - 8:36 AM

Patriots RE Chandler Jones is expected to start against the Chiefs.

The Patriots reportedly like how Jones responded in practice this week. There was speculation Jones could be benched for his off-field situation, but it looks like he'll play his normal role. Jones shouldn’t struggle to make an impact against Chiefs LT Eric Fisher.
Jan 16 - 3:40 PM

Patriots RE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

Jones was limited all week, putting him on track to play. His off-field issues are a bigger concern for his playing time. Barring an in-game punishment, Jones should see close to his normal snaps.
Jan 15 - 4:45 PM

The Foxboro Police Department has released new details about its Sunday morning interaction with Patriots RE Chandler Jones.

In short, Jones seemed to be out of his mind, but not violent. He could have still easily ended up arrested after literally prostrating himself on the police department's steps, but was hospitalized instead. As of this moment, his Divisional Round status/usage does not appear to be in doubt. In-game punishment can't be ruled out, however. Coach Bill Belichick benched Wes Welker for the first series of New England's 2011 Divisional Round loss to the Jets.
Jan 14 - 2:20 PM

Patriots RE Chandler Jones was hospitalized for a bad reaction with synthetic marijuana.

It won't impact his Divisional Round status, but Jones could eventually be subject to suspension. Bills NT Marcell Dareus was suspended one game for a similar offense.
Jan 13 - 6:31 PM

Patriots RE Chandler Jones was hospitalized with an undisclosed medical issue Sunday morning, but has been practicing this week.

According to police records, Jones showed up at the Foxboro police department with a "medical emergency" at 7:42 AM Sunday morning, and was hospitalized thereafter. The department hasn't released any other details, and censored information before releasing it to the media. It's a deeply strange story, but it doesn't appear Jones' Divisional Round status is in doubt.
Jan 12 - 6:02 PM

Patriots DE Chandler Jones (abdomen) was present for Friday's walkthrough.

Jones was limited with an abdomen injury on Thursday. The NFL's sack leader should be ready for Monday night's game against Buffalo.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Patriots exercised their fifth-year 2016 option on RE/OLB Chandler Jones.

The option is essentially a formality at $7.799 million. Jones is the Patriots' top pass rusher when healthy (23.5 sacks over three NFL seasons) and a key to the entire defense.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 06:33:00 PM

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