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Arizona Cardinals news 3/17: Chandler Jones meets the media, Evan Mathis comes to Cards

Cardinals and NFL links to start the day.

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It is a green day. But if you wear green, you still are thinking Cardinals red. And there is news, as Chandler Jones met with the media for the first time since coming to the team in a trade. Evan Mathis is now a Cardinal, too. Enjoy your morning links.


Chandler Jones Worth The Price
Cardinals anxious to see new pass rusher in action, and he's embracing new team

Cardinals Agree To Deal With Evan Mathis
One-year contract with former Pro Bowl guard helps solidify offensive line

Cardinals Blogs | On CJ and other free agency odds and ends
Odds and ends in free agency

Rashad Johnson offers reasoned response to analyst's critique - Tennessee Titans Blog- ESPN
Free-agent safety Rashad Johnson had an eloquent and complete Twitter response to criticism that he received on Nashville radio on Wednesday.

Chandler Jones is Cardinals' answer at pass-rusher -- if they can keep him long-term - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Chandler Jones could be the missing piece the Cardinals have sought for their defensive line. The question remains, how long can they keep him?

Evan Mathis signs with Arizona Cardinals
Evan Mathis joins Arizona as the replacement for Jonathan Cooper, whom the Cardinals traded to New England on Tuesday.

NFL Rumor Central: How Chandler Jones trade affects Calais Campbell - NFL Rumor Central- ESPN
The Cardinals' bold move could help boost Campbell's production, but it might be tough to fit both players under the cap moving forward.

Steve Keim: It's "hard to put a value" on someone like Evan Mathis - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
"To be able to get a guy like Evan (Mathis), who can create movement in the run game, (and) that’s extremely physical, and aggressive, I think it was a huge get for us," KEIM said.

Chandler Jones could put Arizona Cardinals over the top | This Given Sunday

But it turns out the Cardinals had a plan, saving their money and trading a player from a position of strength in exchange for one who should immediately become the best edge-rusher on the team.

Cardinals aren't done, destination Arizona and other notes

The Arizona Cardinals are not done in free agency, the organization is a destination and other notes from Tempe.

Patient Cardinals land coveted pass rusher Chandler Jones

The Cardinals feel like they significantly upgraded their pass rush with the acquisition of Chandler Jones from the New England Patriots.

Campbell: Chandler Jones is a game-changer, a playmaker

Calais Campbell made no secret of his excitement over the Arizona Cardinals' acquisition of Chandler Jones Tuesday.


Replacing free agent losses in the 2016 NFL Draft -

What happens when teams lose players to big-money free agent deals? They turn to the draft. Here's how teams like the Broncos, Bengals, Seahawks and more will fill holes on their rosters, whether it's early or late in the draft.

The Cardinals should tear through the NFC West again with Chandler Jones -

The Cardinals and Patriots pulled off the rare win-win trade this week. Chandler Jones gives Arizona's pass rush the heft it's been lacking. For New England, it's more about the long-term benefits, but they also get a guard in need of a second chance.

Bill Belichick busted out his dressiest cargo shorts for Georgia pro day -

Lookin' good Bill!

Winners and losers of the Chandler Jones trade and a busy 2 days of NFL free agency -

The Patriots and Cardinals pulled off a stunning trade on Tuesday, and somehow both teams won. Eric Weddle, meanwhile, has a new home after a busy two days of NFL free agency.