New Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea meets the media at the Tempe training facility, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Bethea used to play for the San Francisco 49ers. Video: Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Shot Clock: NFL free agency moves, including Chandler Jones staying and Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson likely leaving the Arizona Cardinals. Video: azcentral sports
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The Texans have traded quarterback Brock Osweiler and a 2018 second-round draft pick to the Browns, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news.
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Quarterback Tony Romo posted a message on Instagram to say goodbye to all the Dallas Cowboys fans who supported him during the course of his 13-year career.
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Washington Quarterback Kirk Cousins reportedly asked Dan Snyder to trade him, but ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting Snyder told Cousins not to get his hopes up.
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Shot Clock: The beginning of the new NFL year, what the Cardinals’ chances are for keeping Calais Campbell and Tony Jefferson and who might make an impact around the league. Video: azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero fills you in on how the top quarterback prospects fared during Day 4 of the NFL Scouting Combine.
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Clemson QB Deshaun Watson said he could benefit from backing up a veteran when he enters the NFL. Video: Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 5,052 total and 41 TDs with 10 INTs in 2016 at Texas Tech. Video: Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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John Ross, former wide receiver from the University of Washington, broke Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record at the NFL Combine.
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Washington receiver John Ross in 2016 was a second-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 standout with 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 TDs . Video: Kent Somers/azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay H. Jones says that San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch spoke very highly of a number of high-profile quarterback prospects.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley break down the NBA MVP race and a possible reunion in the Cardinals defensive backfield.
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Cardinals insider Kent Somers talks with GM Steve Keim about how the Cardinals conduct business at the NFL combine and how they will handle their free agents.
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians discusses finding the team’s future quarterback in the draft.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Kent Somers discuss Cardinals free agency and Larry Fitzgerald’s reaction to an extra NFL preseason game. Video: azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis gives us his top five picks of the 2017 NFL draft.
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Not everyone is happy that ex-Cardinals WR Michael Floyd, who was waived by the Cardinals three days after an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, is a Super Bowl champion. Video: azcentral sports
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Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald skates for the first time with Arizona Coyotes’ Shane Doan. (Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports)
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Third time is the charm for former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, as he and four others were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 4, 2017. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com
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Atlanta and New England will face off in Houston after winning the NFC and AFC championships, respectively.
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Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati talks about his experiences of growing up fishing on a small island. Video: Michael Chow and David Wallace/azcentral sports
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Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson is also an impersonator, and, was once haunted by a ghost. Video: Michael Chow and David Wallace/azcentral sports
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Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter sits down with Steve Benson of The Republic, and admits a weak spot for good food. Video: Michael Chow and David Wallace/azcentral sports
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Cardinals players reflect on the 2016 season as they clear out their lockers on Monday. Nick Oza/ azcentral sports
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Cardinals Insider Kent Somers says Bruce Arians is high on younger backups who got a chance to play last week. Michael Chow/azcentral sports
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Here’s a look at some of the top underclassmen planning on entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
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A time-lapse view from field level during the pre-game introductions for the Arizona Cardinals: Video: David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Chandler Jones’ second major press conference as a Cardinals went much smoother than his first. When he arrived in Arizona via a trade the Patriots a year ago, Jones called himself a New England Cardinal.
There was no such gaffe on Friday when Jones met with reporters after signing a five-year contract that includes $53 million in guarantees.
“I’m excited,” Jones said. “Every interview I’ve had since I’ve been here, everyone’s asked me, ‘how long are you going to be here? You’re going to be a free agent, you going to test the market?’ It’s all over. Today’s been a great day.”
Last March, the Cardinals traded guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick in the 2016 draft for Jones, hoping he could bolster their pass rush. He did, finishing with 11 sacks, second on the team behind fellow outside linebacker Markus Golden, who had 12.5.
The Cardinals led the NFL with 48 sacks, and signing Jones, 27, to a long-term deal was a priority this off-season.
“The sky’s the limit for our pass rush,” Jones said. “I feel like last year, we just scratched the surface. Markus is a tremendous player and he’s young. We learn from each other, even though we have different body types.”
Free agency is only two days old, but the Cardinals already have lost three starters on defense. Tackle Calais Campbell left for Jacksonville. Safety Tony Jefferson signed with the Ravens, and safety D.J. Swearinger agreed to terms with Washington.
Campbell’s ability to rush from inside benefitted Golden and Jones, and it won’t be easy compensating for his loss.
“Those guys will be missed for sure,” Jones said. “But as a player, being here for one year, I really trust our front office…that we’ll get the guys to take us where we need to be.”
Last season, Jones kept a low profile with teammates, figuring it was not his place to say much in his first year with the team. That will change this season, he said.
“I didn’t want to be the new guy coming in calling guys around,” he said. “You’ve got great leaders in Calais and Patrick Peterson and Tyrann (Mathieu). Now that I have a year under my belt and I have those guys’ respect and trust, I feel I can be more verbal.”
On Thursday, the Cardinals signed safety Antoine Bethea, who spent the previous three years with the 49ers. On Friday, they are expected to announce that inside linebacker Karlos Dansby is returning for his third stint in Arizona.