Eddie Lacy’s Packers career has had its fair share of ups and downs since he was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and it appears there may be more chapters left to write.
The Cardinals had pledged to make the outside linebacker a top priority and followed through Monday when they tagged the Pro Bowler to prevent him from hitting the free-agent market, The MMQB’s Albert Breer first reported.
According to the report, Jones’ tag is expected to Cheap NBA Jerseys be worth roughly $14.6 million. He finished with 11 sacks last year in his first season with the Cardinals.
Jones, who was selected by New England in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, was dealt to Arizona last March for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick in last year’s draft. Jones recorded a career-high 12 1/2 sacks in 2015 to earn his first Pro Bowl berth, but had an off-field incident involving synthetic marijuana that led him to be hospitalized ahead of the Patriots’ playoff game against the Chiefs.
The Panthers followed suit shortly after the Cardinals and applied their franchise tag to defensive tackle Kawann Short. The Pro Bowler’s rookie contract was set to expire in March, but he earned a new deal after leading the team with 11 sacks in 16 starts last season to set a franchise Cheap New York Giants Jerseys record for sacks by a defensive tackle.