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Cardinals LB Chandler Jones Asks For A Trade Out Of The Desert

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The Arizona Cardinals might have a real problem on their hands, as reports say that veteran and All-Pro DE Chandler Jones is looking for a trade.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Jones has gone so far as to officially request a trade.

The 31-year-old veteran led all of the NFL in forced fumbles (8) in 2019.

Jones and the Cards seem at a standstill when it comes to a new deal. He wants big money, while the Cardinals don’t seem inclined to pay him that much based on his age and longevity

Last season, Jones collected just 11 tackles, but he played in only five games total after he suffered a bicep injury in the win over the New York Jets.

In this the last year of Jones’ contract, he’s set to make $15.5 million. He’s been trying to get the Cards to ante up, but so far they are balking at giving a massive deal to a player over 30 years old.

Jones will probably line up at the linebacker spot with fellow All-Pro J.J. Watt for the Cards this season if all the sides can eventually get on the same page.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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