The Arizona Cardinals were reportedly interested in Baltimore Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee. However, if that report was just, they lost out. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, McPhee will sign a five-year deal with the Chicago Bears worth nearly $40 million, with $16 million in guaranteed money.
McPhee had 7.5 sacks in 2014 for the Ravens and was expected to be highly sought after in the free agent market.
According to Washington, DC reporter Diana Marie Russini, the Cardinals were simply outbid by the Bears.
The Cardinals have been connected to McPhee and Washington Redskins free agent linebacker Brian Orakpo at the outside linebacker position, as well as Trent Cole. With McPhee now reportedly unavailable, perhaps Arizona will turn up the heat with one or both of those veteran players.