Calais Campbell, Tony Jefferson both now reportedly leaving Arizona Cardinals

Posted at 8:05 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 22:37:48-05

The Arizona Cardinals defense is taking a major hit with two of its best players reportedly finalizing deals with other teams.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that defensive end Calais Campbell is expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and safety Tony Jefferson is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens.

Neither deal can become official until Thursday when free agency begins, but both deals are just about set in stone.

Campbell was selected by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. The two-time Pro Bowler has 56.5 career sacks, the second-most in team history.

Jefferson went undrafted out of Oklahoma but has played for the Cardinals since 2013. He led the Cardinals with 96 tackles (78 solo) and 11 tackles for a loss last season.

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