Cardinals' Chandler Jones requests trade amid contract dispute
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Chandler Jones requests trade amid contract dispute

Three-time Pro Bowler Chandler Jones reportedly wants out of Arizona. 

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Cardinals defensive end requested a trade earlier this offseason. He has been unhappy with his contract situation and future with the team. 

Fowler adds that the Cardinals do not want to trade Jones, and they expect him to report to training camp. They also believe he's excited to play alongside former Houston Texans star J.J. Watt despite his unhappiness. 

Jones has been involved in trade rumors throughout the offseason after skipping Arizona's minicamp due to dissatisfaction with his contract. The 31-year-old is owed $15.5 million in the final year of his deal and if he doesn't come to an agreement with the Cardinals, he'll hit free agency after the 2021 campaign. 

Jones appeared in just five games in 2020 before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a right biceps injury. The 2019 season was one of his best as he recorded a career-high 19 sacks, five pass breakups, eight forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 53 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and 26 quarterback hits. 

Jones has spent the last five years of his career in Arizona after spending four seasons with the New England Patriots, winning a Super Bowl in 2015. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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