During a radio appearance this week, Michael Bidwill reiterated that the Arizona Cardinals will use their franchise tag on Chandler Jones.
"We're not going to mess around with that," Bidwill said, referring to the possibility of not retaining Jones, per the team's website. "He's a great pass rusher, but if we can't agree to terms that work for us, we're just going to franchise him. His people know that."
Jones was acquired from the New England Patriots last offseason in exchange for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick.
Jones had one of the best seasons of his career, recording 11 sacks and 66 quarterback pressures from his position as a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker.
The franchise tag values for those positions will likely range from $14.5 million to $16.5 million, depending on whether Jones is designated as a defensive end or a linebacker.