Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook: Cardinals Get Jones from Patriots

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook: Cardinals Get Jones from Patriots

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The New England Patriots have traded defensive end/outside linebacker Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round draft pick.

The Cardinals announced the deal on Tuesday, saying it was pending the two players passing physicals.

The acquisition of Jones would fill the Cardinals biggest need someone to rush the passer off the edge.

The 26-year-old Jones ranked fifth in the NFL last season with 12 1/2 sacks. Cooper was Arizona's first-round pick, the seventh selection overall, in the 2013 draft.

He missed his rookie season with a broken leg and never reached the level of play the Cardinals had envisioned for him.

According to multiple media reports, the Patriots signed former Rams defensive end Chris Long to a one-year deal shortly after trading Jones.

Ravens pick up WR Wallace * Free agent receiver Mike Wallace has signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

Released by the Minnesota Vikings on March 8, the 29-year-old Wallace joins his third team in as many years.

Wallace caught 39 passes for a career-low 473 yards and two touchdowns in 2015, but he should provide the Ravens with the outside speed they've been lacking.

Cincinnati signs Pacman * The Bengals signed Adam "Pacman" Jones to a three-year deal on Tuesday, keeping their top cornerback.

Jones was Cincinnati's top cornerback in a 12-4 season which ended with a playoff loss to Pittsburgh. Jones' personal foul for bumping an official helped set up the Steelers' winning field goal in the closing seconds.

The secondary is one of Cincinnati's main concerns. The Bengals signed starting safety George Iloka to a five-year, $30 million deal last week, but cornerback Leon Hall and starting safety Reggie Nelson remain free agents.

Broncos match Anderson offer * The Denver Broncos have matched the Miami Dolphins' front-loaded, four-year, $18 million offer to running back C. …

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