Jones will undergo tests on Monday to determine the severity of his injury, but it’s rare for a new to get good news on a biceps injury.
Jones has two years left on his deal and has become severely underpaid compared to the top of the pass-rushing marketplace. Despite having eight more sacks than anyone else in the past four years, Jones’ yearly average is now more than $10 million behind the highest-paid pass rushers.
However, Jason La Canfora reported a few weeks ago that the Cardinals and Jones have not opened extension talks yet.
Jones, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Patriots back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $8.173 million contract before the Patriots picked up his fifth-year option back in April of 2015.
The Patriots elected to trade Jones to the Cardinals in 2016 for G Jonathan Cooper and a 2016 second-round pick. Arizona franchise-tagged Jones before signing him to a five-year, $82.5 million deal.
Jones is set to make base salaries of $16 million and $15.5 million over the next two years.
Entering today’s game, Jones had appeared in four games for the Cardinals and recorded 10 tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.
We’ll have more regarding Jones as the news is available.