The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly be sending Jordan Phillips west on a three-year deal, per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. The five-year pro will reportedly receive $30 million over the three years of the contract. Phillips, who led the Buffalo Bills with 9.5 sacks in 2019, now finds a new home in the NFC West.
For Arizona, the Phillips signing is accompanied by the blockbuster move by the Cardinals to acquire star wide receiver Deandre Hopkins on the first day of the NFL’s tampering period.
Phillips is the second free-agent defensive lineman to leave Buffalo after Shaq Lawson left for cross-division rival Miami on the first day of the NFL’s legal tampering period.
The Bills are now left with a hole in their defensive tackle rotation after the Phillips departure. The Bills have been linked to Houston Texans star defensive tackle DJ Reader in the early stages of free agency to fill the void.