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PFF puts Ravens as potential landing spot for Cardinals' Jones

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The 2021 NFL season will be the last year Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is under his rookie contract before the 24-year-old is due a contract extension. As a result, the team could be looking to make one last home-run addition before things get tight under the salary cap. 

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones has requested a trade. The 31-year-old is reportedly unhappy with his contract and Jones is set to become a free agent next year.

Fowler further reveals that the Cardinals have no interest in trading Jones. However, should the veteran edge rusher force his way out of Arizona with a hold out during training camp, PFF writes that the Ravens are an ideal landing spot. Jones would be a one-year rental without a contract extension and he has a 2021 cap hit of $20.8 million.  

PFF understands that the Ravens spent their second of two first-round picks on an edge rusher already in Penn State's Odafe Oweh, but with Jackson entering the last year of his rookie contract adding someone like Jones to an already-strong defense could further solidify a Super Bowl contender. 

Jones is coming off torn biceps injury that ended his 2020 season, but as PFF states he's a top-20 pass rusher in the league when healthy.