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Jones is dissatisfied with his current deal and is seeking a change of scenery.
Chandler Jones, the Arizona Cardinals' pass rusher, made a statement last month by skipping mandatory minicamp, and it appears he wants more than just a new deal. Jones requested a trade from the Cardinals this offseason, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Jones has been upset with his contract and "future with the team," according to Fowler.
Jones, who turned 31 in February, is in the final year of his five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Cardinals, which he signed in 2017. Since being traded from the New England Patriots, he has become one of the NFL's most top sack artists, despite only appearing in five games due to injuries in 2020.
Jones is second only to three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald with 61 quarterback takedowns in the last five seasons.
Jones was drafted with the No. 21 overall pick out of Syracuse in the 2012 NFL Draft. During his career with the Patriots, he was a three-time Pro Bowler, a two-time First Team All-Pro, and a Super Bowl XLIX champion. The Cardinals do not want to trade Jones, according to Fowler, and Jones is expected to report to camp this week.