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Arizona Cardinals news 3/16: Chandler Jones trade, Mathis and Schwartz in the mix

Cardinals and NFL stories to start the day.

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There were big news on Tuesday, as the Arizona Cardinals made an offseason splash. It wasn't the big signing we thought would happen, but it was a trade and they got their pass rusher. There will be other moves coming. But to start the day, here are the stories from around the Web you might have missed.


Cardinals Blogs | A pass rusher arrives as Coop leaves
ot even 24 hours had passed since the Cardinals had lost the NFC Championship, and Steve Keim made clear his offseason priority. "Create a pass rush," the Cardinals GM said.

Cardinals Trade For Pass Rusher Chandler Jones
Patriots Pro Bowler arrives in exchange for guard Jonathan Cooper and second-round pick

Birdgang Sound-Off: Cardinals Add Chandler Jones
Social media reaction to the trade for the Patriots standout linebacker

Cardinals And Their Own Free Agents
Arians: "We’d like to get our football team back first."

Cardinals lay low during first week of free agency - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Safety Tyvon Branch is the only non-returning free agent so far for the Arizona Cardinals.

Reports: Arizona Cardinals offer guard Evan Mathis a 2-year deal - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
With Jonathan Cooper sent to New England, the Arizona Cardinals are reportedly looking for free agent Evan Mathis to fill their void at right guard.

Proactive Patriots trade Chandler Jones with future in mind - NFL
The Patriots weighed Chandler Jones' current on-field value against his projected 2017 salary commands and made a deal that will bring needed cap flexibility, writes Bill Barnwell.

Arizona Cardinals make 'splash' by trading for Chandler Jones - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
By adding a top-tier pass rusher in Chandler Jones, the Cardinals are showing they're serious about contending in 2016.

Jake Plummer pushes NFL to research possible marijuana benefits | FOX Sports
Former NFL QB Jake Plummer believes marijuana -- non-psychoactive CBD oil to be more specific -- could help current and former players deal with some of the health issues associated with football.

Report: Cardinals meet with Geoff Schwartz and Evan Mathis; team offers Mathis two-year deal - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Add two more names to the list of offensive linemen that the Cardinals have interest in: Geoff Schwartz and Evan Mathis.

Cardinals trade G Jonathan Cooper and second-round pick to Patriots for LB Chandler Jones - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

The Arizona Cardinals were in need of a consistent pass rusher, after having just 36 sacks in 16 regular season games last season. They got one on Tuesday in linebacker Chandler Jones, who comes to Arizona in exchange for former first-round pick guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Tyvon Branch: Defense, contender status led me to Arizona

Safety Tyvon Branch signed with the Arizona Cardinals because he wanted to join a good team that had an exciting, playmaking defense.

Pro Football Focus: Cardinals win the Chandler Jones deal

According to Pro Football Focus, Arizona general manager Steve Keim has worked a masterful deal in acquiring Chandler Jones from the New England Patriots.

Reiss: Chandler Jones really likes football, is a team-first guy

In trading for Chandler Jones, the Arizona Cardinals acquired one of the best young pass rushers in the NFL.


Laquon Treadwell can knock the hell out of you, but can he be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL? -

The Ole Miss product is a big, physical receiver and one of the best NFL Draft prospects at that position. However, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White sees a few areas for improvement.

Chris Long signing 1-year deal with Patriots -

The Patriots bring in Long after trading Chandler Jones to Arizona.

Patriots trade Chandler Jones to Cardinals for Jonathan Cooper, 2nd-round pick -

The Patriots and Cardinals have completed a huge trade involving Chandler Jones and Jonathan Cooper.

NFL Power Rankings 2016: The real winners from free agency -

The dust has settled in NFL free agency and Danny Kelly's here to tell you which teams got better and which teams are going in reverse.

Broncos match C.J. Anderson's offer sheet from Dolphins -

The Broncos will hang onto Anderson on the four-year deal he agreed to with the Dolphins.

New teams should mean big seasons for these 4 free agent WRs -

Despite a relatively weak class, free agent wide receivers have mostly put themselves in great positions to succeed with their new teams for 2016.

Jon Ryan signed his new Seahawks' contract while wearing a Sonics' throwback jersey -

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