Patriots trade DE/OLB Jones to Arizona for Cooper, pick

Published Mar. 15, 2016 6:35 p.m. EDT

PHOENIX (AP) 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.


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