Calais Campbell, Cardinals Agree To 5-Year Contract

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 9: Calais Campbell #93 of the Arizona Cardinals puts pressure on Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter on October 9, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Cardinals 34-10. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals came to terms with franchise-tagged defensive end Calais Campbell, locking him up for another five years.

The Arizona Cardinals signed defensive end Calais Campbell to a five-year contract. Campbell was franchised by the club this offseason and had not reported to voluntary offseason workouts. Both sides had been working toward a deal in recent weeks, culminating in the club's announcement Thursday that he is now locked up through 2016. Via @AdamSchefter:

Campbell had a career-high eight sacks in 2011, his fourth season in the league since joining Arizona from the University of Miami, where he was a highly-touted prospect but failed to reach his potential. He's an extremely tall rush end, fitting perfectly in the 3-4 scheme the Cardinals utilize on defense.

For more news, analysis, and discussion of the Cardinals offseason, visit Revenge of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona. For all your NFL free agency offseason news, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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