Cardinals want to re-sign Calais Campbell

The Cardinals don’t have enough quality young core players, but defensive end Calais Campbell is certainly one of them.

G.M. Rod Graves said Thursday that the team is hoping to sign Campbell to a long-term contract extension, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

The fourth-year player is headed for free agency. He leads the team with five sacks, two blocked field goals, and has adapted to the team’s new 3-4 scheme better than Darnell Dockett. Campbell has at least had a share of the team’s sack lead for three years running.

A new deal could be a tricky one for the Cardinals to close. Campbell might be a better fit in a 4-3 defense and he would likely get a big contract if he hit the open market.  (Think Ray Edwards.)

It wouldn’t surprise us if Campbell ultimately left Arizona, just like Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle did.

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