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Arizona Cardinals to sign Jordan Phillips to three-year deal per report

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The Arizona Cardinals are starting to get to work on the defensive side of the ball.

According to Ian Rapoport the team has come to an agreement on a contract with free agent defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.

Phillips is a five year pro who was drafted in the second round by the Miami Dolphins.

He was traded in 2018 to the Buffalo Bills where he finally lived up to his draft slot.

He signed a one-year deal with the Bills and showed up big in Buffalo in season five.

Phillips put together a great season in 2019, finishing with 9.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss from his defensive tackle position.

The 6-6 341 lbs Phillips is a nice fit in Vance Joseph’s 34 defense and will give the Cardinals one starter along a leaky defensive front seven. With Jordan Hicks and Corey Peters still in the mix, the Cardinals look to be about halfway through getting the defense right.

Phillips will get $30 million over three-years according to reports.

Welcome to the desert, Jordan.