Jones tallied another sack in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, bringing his season total up to six.
Jones had just three solo tackles on the day but was able to find the quarterback. The 27-year-old saw a heavy workload once again, playing 69 of a possible 70 defensive snaps. He figures to continue pressuring quarterbacks as the season progresses.
Jones recorded five tackles and one sack in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Jones now has five sacks in as many games, and his 21 total tackles are well on pace to surpass last season's numbers. A leader on the Cardinals defense through five games, Jones is playing up to the hype of his five-year, $83 million deal from the offseason.
Jones was limited the previous two days but never seemed to be in any real danger of missing Sunday's game. He has four sacks and 13 tackles through three weeks, with at least one sack in each game.
Jones has been a force to be reckoned with through three games, notching four sacks among his 13 tackles while forcing a fumble of Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett in Week 2. There's little doubt Jones is upholding his end of the bargain after receiving a massive five-year, $83 million extension from the Cardinals in May, but running mate Markus Golden, a double-digit sack artist as well last season, has yet to record his first of the campaign. With a chest injury in tow, Gresham's status should be watched closely to make sure he suits up Sunday against the 49ers.
The Cardinals and Jones agreed to a five-year, $83 million contract Thursday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Jones has become a very rich man in a short span, progressing from the franchise tag on Feb. 27 to a long-term deal by the outset of the new league year. The contract was earned after guiding the Cardinals to an NFL-leading 48 sacks last season, though Calais Campbell's eight have left behind Arizona for Jacksonville in free agency. Still, Jones (11 sacks) and Markus Golden (12.5) form a fearsome pass-rushing duo, and the former will be seeking out the fourth double-digit tally of his career during the 2017 campaign.
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|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|2012||New England Patriots||14||45||24.0||21||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||79||40.0||39||11.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||10||43||30.0||13||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||New England Patriots||15||44||31.0||13||12.5||1||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||New England Patriots||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||10||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2012||New England Patriots||14||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||1|
|2014||New England Patriots||10||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||15||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|