Arizona's Campbell 'relieved' contract is finished
Friday, May 11, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell says he is relieved that the long-term contract he and the team had sought has been completed and he hopes he "can be a great player in this league for a lot of years to come."
Campbell spoke at a news conference Friday, one day after negotiations were completed on a five-year contract extension reportedly worth $55 million with $31 million guaranteed.
The Cardinals had played the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on Campbell while continuing to negotiate a long-term contract. Removal of that tag should clear the way for the Cardinals to add a player or two to their roster under the salary cap.