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    Getty Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones. Mike Mayock’s stint as the Las Vegas Raiders general manager has been widely panned as he made a number of questionable draft picks and free agent signings. New general manager Dave Ziegler appears to also be off to a rough start. It’s difficult to know his drafting ability yet as the team traded away their first and second-round picks to land Davante Adams but his free agent signings are not looking great. The most expensive player the Raiders signed in free agency was Chandler Jones. The team gave him a $51 million contract in the hopes that he would form a ferocious pass rushing duo with Maxx Crosby. That hasn’t been the case whatsoever. The Raiders are last in the NFL with nine sacks in eight games. Crosby has 6.0 of them while Jones has 0.5. He’s been a non-factor for the team this season despite being third in the NFL in active sacks for a career. If the Raiders have any hope of turning the season around, they need...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones. It’s make-or-break time for the Las Vegas Raiders. They’ve dug themselves into a 2-5 hole and need to be almost perfect the rest of the way if they hope to make the playoffs. If they’re going to turn things around, they need their big-name offseason additions to step up. Chandler Jones was the most notable free agency signing the team made. They traded away Yannick Ngakoue to the Indianapolis Colts and then handed Jones a $51 million contract. Despite being third among active players in career sacks, he’s only had 0.5 sacks this season. Fans have grown quite frustrated with his performance as the Raiders have the least amount of sacks in the NFL. Jones has kept quiet for most of the season but he finally had a chance to address his early season struggles. “I understand that as of right now, my numbers aren’t the best,” Jones said, per Vic Tafur of The Athletic. “I don’t have any of the sexy numbers, but what matters the most to me...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones. The most notable signing the Las Vegas Raiders made this offseason was Chandler Jones. The four-time Pro Bowler signed a $51 million contract with the team and has rewarded them with 0.5 sacks in seven games. Jones has the third-most sacks (108.0) of any active player in the NFL right now but he has yet to find success in Las Vegas. Sacks aren’t the only stats that matter but he also hasn’t been providing consistent pressure. According to Pro Football Focus, Jones has just 16 total pressures this season. Despite the lackluster numbers, coaches and teammates continue to praise the pass rusher. Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller has been a big fan of Jones since he joined the team and believes he’s doing a lot of things that aren’t showing up on the stat sheet. “I think he’s great,” Waller said of Jones in an interview with Heavy Sports. “I love his personality. I love the joy he brings to the building each and every day. He’s not afraid...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones. The Las Vegas Raiders finally notched their first win of the season against the Denver Broncos in Week 4 but there’s still a matter to be concerned about. Three-time Pro Bowler Chandler Jones was the team’s big free agent signing in the offseason and they traded away Yannick Ngakoue to make room for him. Jones has put together a great career but he’s 32 and the team gave him a contract worth $51 million over three seasons. Through four games, Jones has zero sacks and is Pro Football Focus‘ 78th-rated EDGE defender. Maxx Crosby has been putting together a potential Defensive Player of the Year campaign while Jones has been largely invisible. While fans are starting to turn on the former Arizona Cardinal, head coach Josh McDaniels is happy with what he’s seen from Jones. He believes that the defensive end is doing a lot of good things. “He’s making a lot of plays that don’t show up in the stats,” McDaniels said Monday. “And that’s probably going to be...
    Getty Maxx Crosby & Chandler Jones of the Las Vegas Raiders. One of the most hyped aspects of the Las Vegas Raiders heading into the 2022 season was the pass rush. Through the first two games, the hype has quickly died down. Chandler Jones and Maxx Crosby have combined for 1.0 sacks. In fact, Crosby is the only player on the team who has a sack. That haunted the Raiders in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals as quarterback Kyler Murray ran all over the field in the second half and led the team to a come-from-behind win. Former Raiders defensive back turned analyst Bucky Brooks has not been impressed with the duo of Crosby and Jones so far, via Raiders.com: Against the Cardinals, the Raiders’ pass-rushing tandem combined for a sack and five QB hits, but could not come up with a key stop in the fourth quarter with the team nursing a 16-point lead. Perhaps the cumulative effect of chasing a “rabbit” (dual-threat quarterback) all over the field wore down the veterans, particularly with the Cardinals...
    Getty Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray. The Las Vegas Raiders and Arizona Cardinals are two playoff teams from last season that lost in Week 1. Neither team can afford to lose in Week 2 as they are both in two of the toughest divisions in the NFL. Out of the two teams, the Cardinals looked much worse in Week 1 in a 44-21 blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders put up a good fight against the Los Angeles Chargers but lost 24-19. One concerning thing from the game was the lack of production from Chandler Jones. The four-time Pro Bowler joined Las Vegas after spending six years with the Cardinals. He didn’t get a sack in his debut with the Raiders and didn’t bring much pressure but will be looking to change that in Week 2. Quarterback Kyler Murray has spent the majority of his career not having to worry about Jones and how he’ll be his opponent for the first time. Murray had a chance to talk about the matchup. “It’ll be weird,” Murray...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders DE Chandler Jones. The trade for Davante Adams has been met with the most fanfare for the Las Vegas Raiders but the Chandler Jones signing isn’t far behind. The four-time Pro Bowler signed a three-year, $51 million contract with the team this offseason and is coming off a 10.5 sack season. He now gets to share a defensive line with Maxx Crosby, who he believes is the best defensive player in the NFL. The two should form one of the fiercest pass rushes in the league. However, not everybody is so high on Jones. The veteran pass rusher is 32 and has dealt with injuries in his career. Also, 5.0 of his 10.5 sacks came in Week 1 last season. Alex Kay of Bleacher Report is predicting that Jones will be the Raiders’ biggest bust in 2022: Jones is now well on the wrong side of 30—he turned 32 right after the 2021 campaign ended—and joining a new defensive scheme for the first time since he was traded from the New England Patriots to...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams. One of the most anticipated moments of the 2022 NFL season will be Davante Adams‘ debut with the Las Vegas Raiders. The superstar wide receiver headed West after spending eight years with the Green Bay Packers and gets to reunite with his college quarterback Derek Carr. His decision to join the silver and black has already been one of the most talked-about storylines this offseason and that will continue. Star wide receivers can often become headaches for teams, as the Raiders are acutely aware. Adams isn’t that type of personality. He just wants to put his head down and play football. Chandler Jones is another star player who joined the Raiders this offseason and he’s been blown away by how hard Adams works. “One thing about Davante that I’ve learned is that he’s a very hard worker. If he doesn’t do something right, he’ll try to go do it again,” Jones told Joy Taylor on “The Herd.” “He will go out there and continuously repeat the drill.” Jones has played against Adams...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones celebrates as he walks off the field in 2021. It’ll be unfamiliar territory seeing the Arizona Cardinals without Pro Bowl edge rusher Chandler Jones entering Week 1 of the 2022 season. Jones was traded to the Cardinals in 2016 and is the team’s career sack leader with 71.5. The Las Vegas Raiders signed Jones to a three-year deal worth $45 million in the offseason. Arizona will get to face Jones in Week 2 when the two teams meet in Las Vegas. All-Pro outside linebackers Maxx Crosby and Jones will be a dynamic duo on the edges. But there could be room for the Raiders to add in between the edges. Free-agent defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been the talk of the NFL after he announced that he wouldn’t return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on NFL Live on June 20. Suh raised some speculation when he tweeted out that the “Raiders could be fun” to sign with. Jones responded by saying “Stop playin with my emotions.” Stop playin with my emotions Smokey! https://t.co/gJjqRj23DJ —...
    Getty NFL free agent DL Ndamukong Suh. The Las Vegas Raiders are always interesting, but this offseason, it’s been mostly positive attention. The latest news story following the team involves Ndamukong Suh. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman is sitting around in free agency right now but should have plenty of suitors. Suh raised a lot of eyebrows on Tuesday when he tweeted out that the “Raiders could be fun” to sign with. Naturally, that got many fans excited. Even a notable player for the team couldn’t help but react. Chandler Jones told Suh to stop “playin with my emotions.” Stop playin with my emotions Smokey! https://t.co/gJjqRj23DJ — ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) June 21, 2022 Jones clearly likes the idea of Suh joining the silver and black. Based on the defensive tackle’s tweet, it sounds like the feeling is mutual. Jones and Suh haven’t played together during a regular season game but have shared the Pro Bowl field before. Jones wouldn’t mind having another grizzled veteran on a young defense. Suh is 35 now but he’s proven he can...
    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — After 10 very successful years in the NFL, it would have been easy for defensive lineman Chandler Jones to step into the Las Vegas Raiders’ facility with an inflated ego. His 107 1/2 sacks over the last decade rank higher than any other player in the NFL, and he ranks second in the league to Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt with 14 forced fumbles the last three seasons. But bravado isn’t something you learn growing up in Endicott, New York. Instead, a positive attitude and a heavy dose of humility have Jones fitting in nicely with his new team. “Being humble is something I was definitely raised on, and also the culture from where I was from,” Jones said Thursday after offseason training activities. “I say it all the time that I was that kid that said, ‘Hey, when I grow up I want to be an NFL football player.’ So now that I’m 10 years in, I understand the severity of this job, but this opportunity that I had.” An opportunity that gave Jones a chance to...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams. Out of all the first-year head coaches heading into the 2022 NFL season, none are better set up for success than Josh McDaniels with the Las Vegas Raiders. The longtime New England Patriots offensive coordinator is taking over a team that made the playoffs last season and added superstar players in Davante Adams and Chandler Jones. Though expectations for first-year head coaches should always be tempered, anything less than a playoff berth for this team would have to be considered a disappointment. The Raiders made a lot of notable additions to the roster this offseason but Adams and Jones are easily the biggest names. They are two players who are likely headed to the Hall of Fame after they retire. Despite the fact that both players are proven superstars, they remain among the hardest working players on the squad. McDaniels has been pleased with what he’s seen from Adams and Jones in OTAs. “The effort that they put in, the time that they put in, how much they demand of themselves...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones. The Raiders will have to wait until Week 2 to play a game in Las Vegas as they will open the season in Los Angeles against the Chargers. Last year, the team got to open the season at Allegiant Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens during Monday Night Football. This year, the season will be opened on the road in the afternoon. The Raiders won’t have to wait long until the home opener, though. The team announced that they’ll be facing the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 of the 2022 season. See you at Allegiant Stadium, @AZCardinals ????️ » https://t.co/SqI5osl8jx pic.twitter.com/InUKUug5og — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) May 12, 2022 The game against the Cardinals will the first of four matchups the Raiders have against NFC West teams. Notably, the Raiders added Chandler Jones during free agency, who spent six years in Arizona. This will be his first chance at a revenge game against his former team. Many players like to put their former teams on notice during schedule release season but...
    Getty Derek Carr & Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders. The Las Vegas Raiders have finally shut down any quarterback rumors for the foreseeable future with the decision to sign Derek Carr to a three-year contract extension. It shows a major commitment to the quarterback from head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, who were both hired this offseason. Now that he’s gotten a new contract, it’s clear that Carr was a reason the two wanted to take the job openings. He isn’t the only Raiders player to get a big extension this offseason. Defensive end Maxx Crosby received his own four-year extension previously. The pass rusher made sure to send a message of congratulations to Carr. Major Bag ???????????? Congrats Brother‼️ @derekcarrqb — ????MaddMaxx???? (@CrosbyMaxx) April 13, 2022 Though Chandler Jones has only been with the Raiders for a short while, he was also pumped for Carr getting his money. Chandler Jones reacts to Derek Carr’s extension pic.twitter.com/brOdgBLqvq — Austin Boyd (@austincjboyd) April 13, 2022 Carr is the unquestioned leader of the team after...
    Getty The Cardinals replace their best pass-rusher and slot receiver after the 1st round in this mock draft. Free agency wasn’t particularly kind to the Arizona Cardinals. The franchise lost two key starters from last season, pass-rusher Chandler Jones and slot receiver Christian Kirk. Both became fundamental to what the Cardinals were able to do on each side of the ball. Jones was the dynamic edge defender opposing teams needed special plans to contain. He made everybody along the front, including last season’s sack leader Markus Golden, better. Jones signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, after Kirk had already agreed to lucrative terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kirk was the most productive playmaker inside the numbers for a passing game hamstrung by DeAndre Hopkins’ injury woes and A.J. Green’s struggles. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Little wiggle room under the salary cap, along with a mostly conservative approach to the market, mean general manager Steve Keim has been unable to replace Jones and Kirk. Fortunately, the Cards...
    Getty The Cardinals can draft Chandler Jones' replacement. Chandler Jones joining the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency left the Arizona Cardinals without their best pass-rusher. Markus Golden had more sacks than Jones last season, but the latter was still the player offenses game-planned to contain. Finding another game-wrecker on that level should be the priority for general manager Steve Keim. There are still some intriguing veterans on the market, including Justin Houston and Melvin Ingram, but the Cards could use an infusion of youth in the pass-rush department. A youthful upgrade can be found in the 2022 NFL draft. One mock draft writer has the Cards using the 23rd-overall pick in the first round on an edge defender described as “NFL ready.” Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here!Jones Replacement Available in Round 1The Cardinals’ ideal replacement for Jones is Purdue’s George Karlaftis, according to Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports: “The...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders DE Maxx Crosby. Over the first couple of years of his career, Maxx Crosby showed some good flashes of being a solid NFL player. His rookie season with the Las Vegas Raiders was impressive as he notched 10.0 sacks. His production fell a bit in Year 2 as he dropped to 7.0 sacks. In Year 3, he hit another level. Despite only finishing with eight sacks, Crosby led the NFL with 100 quarterback pressure, per Pro Football Focus. He was also named to the Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro. He quickly went from pretty good defensive end to full-fledged star in 2021. The Raiders rewarded him handsomely with a $94 million contract and gave him an elite running mate in Chandler Jones. The former Arizona Cardinals All-Pro wasn’t thought to be an option for the Raiders heading into the offseason but signed a three-year deal with the team. Jones has long been one of the most dominant pass rushers in the NFL and now he’s joining what he believes is the premier defensive player...
    Getty Images Hunter Renfrow runs past Chandler Jones during the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl Arizona Cardinals fans have to be feening over adding more outside talent to the 2022 roster. As of March 21, cornerback Jeff Gladney remains the lone Cardinals free agent signing since the legal tampering period opened on March 14. Unfortunately, Cardinals fans have been hearing more quotes from players who have left Arizona’s 2021 squad due to free agency than anything else. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! Former Cardinal Addresses DecisionWhile it wasn’t surprising largely due to his price tag, Pro Bowl outside linebacker Chandler Jones signed a three-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders after spending six years with the Cardinals. It just so happens that the Cardinals will face Jones in 2022 as the Raiders are on Arizona’s schedule. The All-Pro linebacker is the Cardinals’ all-time sack leader and should...
    Getty Chandler Jones tackling Russell Wilson. With each passing day, the AFC West just gets tougher and tougher. The Denver Broncos got things started when they pulled off a trade for quarterback Russell Wilson. The Los Angeles Chargers then trade for former Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack. Not to miss out on the fun, the Las Vegas Raiders signed pass rusher Chandler Jones and traded for wide receiver Davante Adams. Jones is quite familiar with Wilson as he’s sacked him 14.5 times throughout his career while the two played in the NFC West together. Unfortunately for the veteran quarterback, Jones will continue to torment him and the pass rusher made sure to remind him. “I think I’ve sacked Russell Wilson more than I’ve sacked anyone,” Jones said after signing with the Raiders. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness “He’s a competitor. He’s a hell of a player. Even to have an opportunity to play against him twice a year will be fun. He thought he...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones. After a quiet start to free agency, the Las Vegas Raiders made one of the biggest moves of the week when they signed pass rusher Chandler Jones to a three-year contract. Though he’s 32-years-old now, he’s still capable of being one of the most disruptive forces in the NFL any given week. Together with Maxx Crosby, the Raiders now have one the best pass-rushing duos in the entire league. There will be plenty of time for Jones to acquaint himself with the team and the fan base but he shared a simple reaction to joining the Raiders. It’s all black now. — ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) March 16, 2022 Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Almost every player looks good in silver and black and Jones will be no exception. Chandler Jones in the Silver & Black ???? pic.twitter.com/B9BQoNb5LI — NFL (@NFL) March 16, 2022 The four-time Pro Bowler wasn’t mentioned often as a Raiders target before free agency due...
    The Las Vegas Raiders have signed Chandler Jones and have made a huge trade involving moving Yannick Ngakoue to the Indianapolis Colts. It looks like the Las Vegas Raiders are making some pretty notable, headline-grabbing moves. Wednesday morning, news broke that the Raiders were working on reaching an agreement with free agent Chandler Jones. Chandler Jones is finalizing a deal with the Raiders, per @TomPelissero pic.twitter.com/fAQpbzk2S0 — PFF (@PFF) March 16, 2022 That means the 32-year-old Jones will be leaving the Arizona Cardinals after six seasons and heading to Nevada to play for the Raiders. Jones is coming off of a season during which he played 15 games and recorded a total of 41 combined tackles. During the 2021-2022 season, Jones also had 10.5 sacks. It looks like the Raiders are willing to pay Jones handsomely for his services. According to a tweet from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Las Vegas has offered Jones a three-year contract and will be paying him roughly $51 million. The #Raiders are giving pass-rusher Chandler Jones a 3-year deal worth roughly $51M, source said. As of...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots fans can cross Chandler Jones off their offseason wish list. The defensive end is heading to Las Vegas to play for Josh McDaniels and his Raiders. Jones recorded 10.5 sacks for the Arizona Cardinals last season, earning the fourth Pro Bowl nod of his career. He’s racked up 107.5 sacks over his 10-year NFL career, which began with four seasons in New England after the Patriots drafted him 21st overall in 2012. Jones won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2014. READ MORE: New England Amputee Soccer Team To Play Exhibition Match At Gillette During Halftime Of Revs-Red BullsThere were some rumblings that he could maybe make a return to New England to pair up with Matt Judon and form a formidable pass rush duo, but he is signing a big-money deal with the Raiders. Jones is set to make around $17 million per season, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. It is reportedly a three-year pact, according to Josina Anderson, who is also reporting that the Jets, 49ers, Bills and Colts were interested in...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots fans can cross Chandler Jones off their offseason wish list. The defensive end is heading to Las Vegas to play for Josh McDaniels and his Raiders. Jones recorded 10.5 sacks for the Arizona Cardinals last season, earning the fourth Pro Bowl nod of his career. He’s racked up 107.5 sacks over his 10-year NFL career, which began with four seasons in New England after the Patriots drafted him 21st overall in 2012. Jones won a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2014. READ MORE: New England Amputee Soccer Team To Play Exhibition Match At Gillette During Halftime Of Revs-Red BullsThere were some rumblings that he could maybe make a return to New England to pair up with Matt Judon and form a formidable pass rush duo, but he is signing a big-money deal with the Raiders. Jones is set to make around $17 million per season, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. It is reportedly a three-year pact, according to Josina Anderson, who is also reporting that the Jets, 49ers, Bills and Colts were interested in...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones participates during training camp in 2020. With the new league year and free agency starting at 4:00 P.M. ET on March 16, the Arizona Cardinals have lost a key defender. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Las Vegas Raiders are finalizing a deal with All-Pro edge rusher Chandler Jones. Four-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Chandler Jones is finalizing a deal with the #Raiders, per sources. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 16, 2022 Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness NFL Network’s Mike Garafalo believes it will be in the $17 million range for Jones. Other teams are told this is in the $17 million per year range. https://t.co/JWK0O2deES — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 16, 2022 CBS NFL insider Josina Anderson reports it’s a three-year deal for Jones and that the Cardinals weren’t in the mix. I'm told Chandler Jones has agreed to a 3-year deal to join the #Raiders, per source. My understanding is the other teams Jones was considering were the #Jets,...
    Getty Chandler Jones #55 of the Arizona Cardinals in action against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at Lumen Field on November 21, 2021. On the eve before the NFL’s free agency signing period officially begins, which is 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 16, Bills analysts and fans are closely watching any and every development on Arizona Cardinals edge Chandler Jones, hoping he lands in Buffalo. Last week, NFL Insider Jordan Schulz reported that the Bills were one of the teams “interested” in nabbing the premier pass rusher, who’s coming off a Pro Bowl season where he tallied 10.5 sacks, 41 tackles, 36 pressures, six forced fumbles, and four pass deflections. Schultz tweeted, “Chandler Jones’ market is about to heat up. #Seahawks, #Broncos, #Dolphins, #Falcons – among others – all eyeing the All-Decade performer, who only just turned 32. I’m told Jones will command at least $15-18M on the open market. He wants to play for a contender. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness “I’m...
    Getty Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones getting himself ready ahead of a Pro Bowl competition. The New York Jets are ready to strike in free agency. General manager Joe Douglas said they would be aggressive this offseason and they sure have been so far. Now a new rumor has surfaced that has connected the Jets to one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness According to Tony Pauline of the Pro Football Network, Gang Green has “jumped into the mix” for Arizona Cardinals defender Chandler Jones. He added that the team has always planned to add a pass rusher in free agency, but were waiting for the right opportunity. ???? The #Jets now have "jumped into the mix" for #Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones, per @PFN365. ???? "Sources said that the money could get in the $20M APY range" via PFN.#TakeFlight #NFL pic.twitter.com/RLhzhnX4NG — Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) March 15, 2022 ALL the latest Jets news straight to...
    Getty This veteran edge-rusher is the Cardinals perfect replacement for Chandler Jones. Chandler Jones didn’t get the franchise tag from the Arizona Cardinals, so the team’s all-time sack leader will likely find a new home during free agency. It means an already suspect defense will lose the one edge-rusher opposing teams fear. Replacing Jones won’t be easy, but the Cards can find the right player if they “target” a veteran identified by one NFL analyst. Like Jones, this pass-rusher is the wrong side of 30, but he also owns a stellar track record of getting to the quarterback. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here!Swapping One 100-Plus Sack King for Another Makes Sense Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Losing Jones means saying goodbye to a player with 107.5 career sacks to his name. Jones logged 71.5 of those quarterback takedowns after being traded to the Cardinals from the New England Patriots in 2016. Not many players are...
    Getty Chandler Jones #55 of the Arizona Cardinals. Free agency is just a few days away and the Atlanta Falcons will have plenty of needs to address, including the pass rush. While you can expect the Falcons to aim for several lower, shorter deals, NFL analyst Jordan Schultz reported that Atlanta is aiming bit higher at the edge position and ‘eyeing’ Arizona Cardinals’ All-Pro Chandler Jones, which would result in a much higher payday. Chandler Jones’ market is about to heat up. #Seahawks, #Broncos, #Dolphins, #Falcons – among others – all eyeing the All-Decade performer, who only just turned 32. Im told Jones will command at least $15-18M on the open market. He wants to play for a contender. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 11, 2022 Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians ALL the latest Falcons news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Falcons newsletter here! Join Heavy on Falcons!Jones Entered 2021 Ranked in the Top 10Following a career-low 2020 season derailed by an injury,...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones waits after a timeout during a 37-20 over the Rams in 2021. The Arizona Cardinals did not apply the franchise tag to premier pass rusher Chandler Jones ahead of the March 8 deadline at 4 p.m. ET. This decision will allow Jones to test the free-agent market after playing six seasons with the Cardinals. The 32-year-old pass rusher made the Pro Bowl in 2021 — the third Pro Bowl of his Cards tenure. With free agency beginning on March 16, NFL Insider Jordan Schultz reported that Jones’ market “is about to heat up.” Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Schultz tweeted, “Chandler Jones’ market is about to heat up. #Seahawks, #Broncos, #Dolphins, #Falcons – among others – all eyeing the All-Decade performer, who only just turned 32. I’m told Jones will command at least $15-18M on the open market. He wants to play for a contender.” Jones didn’t want to discuss his future during the season. But now that the new league year is...
    Getty Chandler Jones #55 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after his tackle against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at Lumen Field on November 21, 2021. The Buffalo Bills had the No.1 defense in the NFL last season, however, they are expected to lose more than a few of their starters in free agency due to salary cap restrictions, and will be in the market to beef up the defensive line. NFL Insider Jordan Schulz reported on Friday, March 11 that the Bills are one of the teams “interested” in nabbing Arizona Cardinals‘ premier pass rusher, Chandler Jones, who’s coming off a Pro Bowl season where he tallied 10.5 sacks, 41 tackles, 36 pressures, six forced fumbles, and four pass deflections. ALL the latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Schultz tweeted, “Chandler Jones’ market is about to heat up. #Seahawks, #Broncos, #Dolphins, #Falcons – among others – all eyeing the All-Decade performer,...
    Getty Chandler Jones speaks onstage. According to Boardroom’s Jordan Schultz, the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, and Atlanta Falcons are “eyeing” free agent edge rusher Chandler Jones. Chandler Jones’ market is about to heat up. #Seahawks, #Broncos, #Dolphins, #Falcons – among others – all eyeing the All-Decade performer, who only just turned 32. Im told Jones will command at least $15-18M on the open market. He wants to play for a contender. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 11, 2022 Jones has been one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL over the last decade. Since 2013, Jones has recorded 101.5 sacks, which is the most in the NFL. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Last season, he had 10.5 sacks and 36 pressures in 15 games. He also had the ninth-highest PFF pass rush grade among edge defenders, and he was a Pro Bowl selection.The Broncos Can Give Jones the Best Opportunity to WinSome of the teams interested in Jones are surprising. Schultz notes that...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones reacts after his tackle against the Seahawks in 2021. The Arizona Cardinals did not place the franchise tag on linebacker Chandler Jones ahead of Tuesday’s deadline at 4 p.m. ET. Jones had a cap number of $20.1 million in 2021. The news doesn’t come as a surprise since Jones’ cap number would’ve been $25 million in 2022 if tagged. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians Join Heavy on Cardinals! This decision will allow Jones to test the free-agent market after playing six seasons with the Cardinals. The 32-year-old pass rusher made the Pro Bowl in 2021, which was the third of his Cards tenure. Jones started his 2021 season with a bang, accumulating five sacks in Week 1. However, the All-Pro veteran went eight weeks without a sack and missed two games due to a COVID battle. The Cardinals’ all-time sack leader requested a trade...
    Getty Chandler Jones reacts after a tackle. The Philadelphia Eagles registered only 29 sacks during the 2021 season, the second-worst total in the NFL. Numbers don’t tell the whole story, not with the way Josh Sweat was swarming quarterbacks late in the year. Javon Hargrave was fantastic earlier in the season, combining with veteran Fletcher Cox and rookie Milton Williams to form one of the better defensive tackle rotations in football. Still, the Eagles are going to need a stronger pass rush to keep opposing quarterbacks at bay. The front office knows it after scouting a draft class loaded with top-tier talent. “It’s not only the sack numbers, you know that. There are other ways to judge that,” general manager Howie Roseman told reporters on Wednesday. “But the bottom line is we didn’t get enough pressure on the quarterback. We have to have pressure on the quarterback. We have to continue to have pressure on the quarterback.” Six of these sacks came in one game against the #Lions. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine:...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cleveland Browns need to fill the spot opposite of superstar Myles Garrett on the defensive line and Cardinals Pro Bowl pass-rusher Chandler Jones is being pitched as a solution. Garrett is currently the only starter from last year’s defensive line who is under contract. Malik McDowell and Malik Jackson are free agents and the team will also try to retain defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who is due for a raise after a strong first season in Cleveland. USA Today predicts that Jones will sign with the Browns, giving Garrett a pass-rusher partner capable of double-digit sacks. Jones got back on track after an injury-marred 2020 by recording his seventh NFL season with double-digit sacks. There’s some age concerns now that he’s in his 30s, but he has the size and power to remain a vital presence even if his athleticism declines. 2022 marks his last shot at a pricy, multiple-year contract, though the Cardinals could opt to franchise tag him in hopes of working out a longer deal this...
    Getty Will the Cardinals' best pass-rusher play for a division rival in 2022? Chandler Jones is the marquee name among the Arizona Cardinals’ impending free agents this offseason, and with good reason. He’s still a prolific pass-rusher able to generate game-changing heat from the edge. The Cardinals know all about Jones’ skills, having watched him become the franchise leader in sacks during six stellar seasons. What the Cards won’t want to see is Jones plying his trade for a division rival in 2022. That’s the scenario explored by one NFL writer, who believes Jones can solve the biggest problem holding back a dormant power in the NFC West. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here!Jones a Good Fit for Pass-Rush-Needy RivalOne team who should be prepared to push the boat out for Jones in free agency is the Seattle Seahawks. That’s according to Justin Melo, a staff writer at The Draft Network, who believes Jones would end a dismal cycle of Seattle trying and failing to find a dominant pass-rusher...
    Getty Arizona Cardinals edge rusher Chandler Jones on November 21, 2021. When it comes to NFL free agency, there tend to be more misses than there are success stories. Due to the nature of the sport, many players suffer injuries and typically, veterans get hurt more often than youngsters. Mix that all together and you have the humongous risk that is free agency. The best general managers don’t just choose the right players, they avoid the wrong ones too. One NFL analyst believes the New York Jets should be wary of former two-time All-Pro Chandler Jones. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! ‘I Avoid Him Like the Plague’ Play What Players Jets Avoid In the Offseason?#Jets #NewYork #NFL The NY Jets have a ton of money to spend in free agency. They will also have some choice draft selections. The assets are in place for the Jets to make a pretty impressive turnaround in 2022. Looking ahead to free agency and the...
    Getty Chandler Jones has been tipped to leave the Cardinals for his former team. Chandler Jones is an impeding free agent the Arizona Cardinals may struggle to keep. He’s 31 and has suffered with inconsistency in recent seasons, but Jones is still one of the most accomplished pass-rushers in the NFL. Jones is sure to draw interest when free agency begins on Wednesday, March 16. His best fit might be with the team he called home before joining the Cardinals in 2016. That’s a scenario two ESPN analysts think should come true this offseason. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here!Jones Deemed ‘Best Fit’ for Former TeamJones’ best move in free agency would be to rejoin the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Matt Bowen. They believe the Pats offer a scheme better suited to Jones’ talents. Fowler noted how “New England showed a willingness to spend big in last year’s free agency, and it can use its familiarity with Jones’ game to pair him with Matthew...
    Getty Images Vance Joseph and line coach Brentson Buckner reacts during a game in 2020. The Arizona Cardinals have now lost their second coach from their 2021 staff. First, offensive quality control coach Jim Dray was hired by the Chicago Bears as their tight ends coach. Now, defensive line coach Brenston Buckner is heading to the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their defensive line coach according to Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson. Jacksonville Jaguars hiring veteran defensive line coach Brentson Buckner, formerly with the Cardinals, Raiders, Buccaneers and Steelers, according to a league source @PFN365 — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 9, 2022 ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! The Jaguars were close to hiring Cardinals Vice President of Pro Player Personnel Adrian Wilson as general manager on January 27, but that hasn’t come to fruition. Wilson was supposed to be a package deal with Byron Leftwich, but the Jaguars hired Doug Pederson as their head coach and have kept GM Trent Baalke. The...
    Getty Chandler Jones is tipped to move in free agency. Chandler Jones’ future is one of the bigger issues facing the Arizona Cardinals this offseason. The team’s top pass-rusher is a pending free agent, but he’s also 31 and in line for a hefty pay bump if he signs a new deal. Jones will have no shortage of suitors if he hits the open market. One NFL writer believes the veteran edge-rusher could find the perfect new home if he moves to the AFC West. Jones would join a team that narrowly missed the playoffs but has enough talent to go one better this year. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here!Jones Could be Missing Link for AFC ContenderThe Los Angeles Chargers represent the perfect next destination for Jones, according to Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine: “Jones would immediately pair with Joey Bosa to form one of the scariest duos in the league. The Bolts have $57.5 million to play with in free agency, and they also have the incentive to...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones celebrates after hitting Russell Wilson during the second quarter in 2022. Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones has a big decision ahead of him come March 16. The three-time Pro Bowler will be turning 32 in February and is entering free agency for the second time in his career. After the Cardinals traded for Jones from the New England Patriots in 2016, the team signed him in 2017 to a five-year, $82 million contract. Since then, Jones has recorded 10+ sacks in four of the last five seasons — the one year of fewer than 10 sacks was a result of a torn bicep that forced him to miss the rest of the 2020 season. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! Due to the Cardinals losing against the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round, Arizona are now undoubtedly in the process of making decisions on which free agents to keep or let go. For Cardinals general...
    Getty Images Kyler Murray celebrates a touchdown against the Jaguars in 2021. Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl edge rusher Chandler Jones went from zero to one hundred with the media on January 4. Kyler Murray has been active on social media recently. After the Cardinals win against the Cowboys in Week 17, Murray tweeted a picture of himself with his TD celebration hovering over the Cowboys stadium and his all-time record at AT&T Stadium written in clouds. Startin’ 2022 off right w/ my guys! @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/Soky1TkDzh — Kyler Murray (@K1) January 3, 2022 Pro Bowl linebacker Chandler Jones sparked the media room when he told reporters that Murray doesn’t follow him on Twitter. But then Jones got back at the 24-year-old quarterback. “I asked him to follow me back a while ago and he didn’t follow me, so I just unfollowed him yesterday,” said Jones. Chandler Jones is all of us. Kyler Murray has one less Twitter follower, rules are the rules. ????‍♀️???? pic.twitter.com/ZIS5WQErA0 — Chierstin Susel (@ChierstinSusel) January 4, 2022 Of course, Jones is playfully taking a jab...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones reacts after defeating the 49ers in 2017. Arizona Cardinals edge rusher Chandler Jones received lofty praise from a division rival. San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams went on the Dan Le Batard Show and gave the 31-year-old pass rusher a ton of praise. “I think Chandler Jones is the cream of the crop when it comes to outside linebackers,” Williams said. “When it comes to pass rusher, I definitely don’t think there’s anybody in the NFL that keeps me up at night like he does. We have that type of repore where we can compete at a high level and still talk to each other in a joking manner or whatever.” “Chandler Jones is the cream of the crop when it comes to outside linebacker.” – Trent Williams (@TrentW71) while telling us why he thinks @chanjones55 is the best pass rusher in the NFL.???? https://t.co/qq8Iv9ZMPd???? https://t.co/2MdaM3y5jA pic.twitter.com/ud2nk8W5QQ — Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) December 27, 2021 Williams has made his ninth Pro Bowl in 2021 and continues to show how illustrious his...
    GETTY Arizona Cardinals star Chandler Jones struts off the field against the Tennessee Titans. When San Francisco 49ers star tackle Trent Williams went on ESPN recently, he got on to the topic of Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones. Jones has been a force of nature for the better part of the past decade with the Cardinals and the New England Patriots. With four Pro Bowl selections and two First-Team All-Pro spots, Jones has been wowing NFL fans while being a thorn in the 49ers side. Williams has had an equally impressive career at tackle, now spending the past two seasons in Santa Clara and not losing a step. So when Williams visited the Dan Le Batard Show and Jones came up, it was all respect. “I think Chandler Jones is the cream of the crop when it comes to outside linebackers,” Williams said. “When it comes to pass rusher, I definitely don’t think there’s anybody in the NFL that keeps me up at night like he does. We have that type of repore where we can compete...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones against the Seattle Seahawks in 2021. The Arizona Cardinals pass rush was extremely non-existent against a Los Angeles Rams offensive line without their two main starters. Of course, you can circle many reasons why the Cardinals lost to the Rams on Monday Night football. But letting Matthew Stafford garner as much time as he had in the pocket proved to be a disaster. Zach Allen and Chandler Jones recorded a sack on Stafford. But the rest of the Cardinals’ defensive front couldn’t get the job done. Other than Jones’ lone sack and fumble on one play, the edge rusher probably shouldn’t show the game film against the Rams when it’s his time to get paid in the 2022 season. A panel of analysts debated about Jones’ future.Analysts Discuss Jones’ Future Play VideoVideo related to analyst links cardinals’ chandler jones to dysfunctional afc team in 20222021-12-17T16:26:33-05:00 On the December 14 episode of Heavy Presents: I’m Just Saying, Heavy’s panel of NFL analysts were asked one question: What’s a perfect free agency fit for the...
    Getty Images Chandler Jones celebrates as he walks off the field after beating the Seahawks. What could get lost in the Arizona Cardinals 23-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks is the Cardinals’ defensive performance. The Seahawks’ offense looked lackluster against the Packers the week before in Russell Wilson’s return from injury, scoring zero points in Lambeau Field. While the Seahawks finally scored a touchdown, they were 2/10 on third-downs and Cardinals QB Colt McCoy ended up with more passing yards than Seattle’s total yards. You can’t fault the Cardinals for taking advantage of an anemic offense, who were led by All-Pro linebacker Chandler Jones’ two sacks, three QB hits, two tackles for a loss and one forced fumble. Jones would reveal a superstition on November 22. He posted on Twitter that he wore the same cleats he wore in 2019 when he had four sacks in one game against the Seahawks at Lumen Field. Fun fact: After the 4 sck game in 2019 against the hawks, I put my cleats in my bedroom closet for memorabilia.. Saturday morning...
    Getty Arizona Cardinals QB Colt McCoy looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 21. The Arizona Cardinals needed a bounce-back game from Colt McCoy, and the veteran quarterback delivered — and then some. Starting in place of injured QB Kyler Murray for the third straight game, McCoy completed 35 of 44 passes for a season-high 328 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cardinals to a 23-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 21. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! McCoy did a little bit of everything for the Cardinals, making clutch throws on third down and at times resembling Murray with his ability to scramble and extend plays. And his contribution wasn’t limited to Arizona’s offense. Chandler Jones says some surprise coaching from McCoy over the weekend played a role in the star pass rusher’s big game against the Seahawks. “Colt is a leader. He’s someone that our whole team has confidence in,” said Jones, who had...
    Getty Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones lines up against the San Francisco 49ers on October 10. That’s an expensive T-shirt. The NFL added $10,300 to the price tag for the shirt Chandler Jones had made to honor late Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Freddie Joe Nunn, according to Mike Florio with NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. Moments after becoming the Cardinals’ all-time leader in sacks Sunday, November 7, Jones celebrated with a tribute to Nunn, the longtime franchise record-holder who died October 16 at age 59. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! Jones posted a one-word tweet about the same time the fine was announced Friday, November 12: Sheesh… — ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) November 12, 2021 After sacking San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Jones lifted up the front of his jersey to reveal a black T-shirt with a picture of Nunn and a message to the former Cardinals defensive star: Rest in peace. Chandler Jones took this moment to honor the late Freddie...
    Getty Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones sacks San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday, November 7. Chandler Jones was ready for this record. Moments after becoming the Arizona Cardinals’ all-time leader in sacks Sunday, November 7, Jones celebrated with a tribute to former Cardinals pass rusher Freddie Joe Nunn, who died on October 16 at age 59. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! Chandler Jones took this moment to honor the late Freddie Joe Nunn after surpassing him as the Cardinals all-time sack leader. pic.twitter.com/n97CG1EyEl — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 7, 2021 All hail the king. Chandler Jones has passed Freddie Joe Nunn as the franchise’s all-time sacks leader ???? pic.twitter.com/P2FeDUCcUc — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 7, 2021 After sacking San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Jones lifted up the front of his jersey to reveal a black T-shirt with a picture of Nunn and a message to the former Cardinals pass rusher: Rest in peace. Jones now has 67 sacks...
    Chandler Jones became the Cardinals’ all-time sack leader on Sunday and lifted up his jersey to reveal a t-shirt.  On Sunday against the 49ers, pass-rusher Chandler Jones brought down Jimmy Garoppolo for his 67th sack with the Arizona Cardinals. In doing so, he became the franchise’s all-time sack leader. After he recorded the sack in NFL Week 9, though, part of his celebration included lifting up his jersey to reveal a t-shirt with a large graphic on it. That left many Cardinals and NFL fans wondering what the shirt was about.Who was on Chandler Jones’ shirt?A closer look at the shirt Jones was wearing shows that it was a tribute to Freddie Joe Nunn, the man he passed on the cardinals’ all-time sack list on Sunday. Chandler Jones oases Freddie Joe Nunn for most sacks in Cards history and pays homage pic.twitter.com/GuycwHdDdS — Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 7, 2021 The shirt featured a picture of Nunn in an Arizona uniform with a message of “Rest In Peace” after he passed away earlier this year.Who is Freddie Joe Nunn?Nunn was...
    Getty Chandler Jones gestures to the crowd during the Arizona Cardinals' 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on October 28. Chandler Jones set the bar pretty high with his five-sack performance in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans. Since that time, the Arizona Cardinals pass rusher has been getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks but hasn’t been able to bring them down. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Join Heavy on Cardinals! Jones says he’s “not frustrated at all” by his lack of sacks since the season-opener, but the huge game has a lot to do with that. “To be completely honest with you, if I didn’t have that Week 1, I would probably be pulling my hair out,” he told reporters Friday, November 5. Jones, who missed two games after testing positive for COVID-19, returned for the Cardinals’ 24-21 home loss to the Green Bay Packers on October 28. He was credited with two QB pressures and a batted pass against Aaron Rodgers, who Jones says...
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