Chandler Jones is in the building.
After continued speculation that the former All Pro Cardinal outside linebacker would continue sitting out all team activities, Jones was present and participating during Tuesday morning’s team drills.
Chandler Jones is at Cards Camp.— Johnny Venerable (@JohnnyVenerable) July 27, 2021
At the writing of this article we have yet to hear from Jones, but it’s now clear he does not plan to hold out in what will be the last year of his contract.
Bad picture of Chandler Jones stretching is better than a good picture of Chandler Jones not stretching. https://t.co/n7vMm8taDl— Ryan Cody (@RyanThomasCody) July 27, 2021
The Cardinals are set to pay Jones just over $15 million dollars for his services in 2021.
Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones reported to camp today. (He’s on the right) pic.twitter.com/MinmQBoQnk— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) July 27, 2021
This past weekend, it was reported by Jeremy Fowler that Jones had officially requested a trade from the club earlier this offseason. Obviously, the Cardinals did not grant his request to move to another club and plan to have him as a part of this 2021 squad.
All-Pro pass rusher Chandler Jones requested a trade from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, per sources. Jones has been unhappy with his contract and future with the team. Cardinals don’t want to trade him and expect him to report to camp. But certainly a situation to watch.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) July 25, 2021
The team had long believed that Chandler Jones, despite wanting a new deal, would show up to training camp.
Jones had previously missed all of the team’s offseason activities, outside of the media day.
Along with Jones, fellow linebacker Jordan Hicks was also present during camp after previously being allowed to pursue a trade by the club. Hicks is set to serve as a reserve in 2021 thanks to the presence of first round pick Zaven Collins.
It’s still possible that Hicks is moved prior to the season, however.
Keep it locked here at Revenge of the Birds for all things Cardinals Camp 2021.