Cardinals use franchise tag on Chandler Jones-- Mon Feb 27 12:45 pm --
Two sides have until July 15 to reach long-term deal
The Arizona Cardinals placed the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones Monday, his 27th birthday. With the non-exclusive designation, Jones can sign an offer sheet with another team. If the Cardinals choose not to match, they would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:The two sides can still reach a deal on a long-term agreement before July 15th. Otherwise, Jones will play on a one-year deal in the ballpark of $15 million. Jones had 11 sacks with Arizona last season and a career-high 12.5 with the Patriots in 2015.