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Calais Campbell has chosen agent, team can address contract if they choose

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The team is low on cap space and his cap number is really high.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It took a little while, but Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell now has an agent. His previous agent, Ben Dogra, was suspended and Campbell was without representation. But he now has made his decision. Per Kent Somers, citing the NFLPA website, his new agent is Tom Condon.

Now that he has a new agent, the team, if it chooses, can approach the subject of his contract. Campbell enters the final year of his five-year, $55 million contract extension. He is due to make $9.75 million in 2016 in salary and a workout bonus. His cap hit is one of the largest on the team -- more than $15 million.

The Cardinals currently are about $3.6 million under the cap.

Arizona could try to extend his contract by a year or two, or perhaps they ask him to take a pay cut.

Campbell has been criticized by head coach Bruce Arians a lot over the last year. He has called for much more production, despite having a solid year and making the Pro Bowl for the second season in a row. He had 68 tackles and five sacks in 2015.

Condon represents a few Cardinals players. According to Kent Somers, Tyrann Mathieu hired him earlier this offseason. The Cardinals have begun contract talks with Mathieu already, so Condon could be a busy man with the Cardinals.

Campbell will turn 30 this season. While it makes sense to get his cap number down, there is the possibility the team does not want to extend his contract. However, with little cap space now in a year with championship aspirations, they might have to consider pushing money down the line.