Cardinals, Campbell agree to five-year deal

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have committed to the future of star defensive end Calais Campbell.

On Wednesday, the team and Campbell agreed to terms on a five-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Cardinals had placed the “non-exclusive” franchise tag on Campbell back in March, meaning any team wishing to sign Campbell would have to give the Cardinals two first-round draft picks as compensation.

Campbell enjoyed his best season in the NFL in 2011. He started all 16 games and had a career high 73 tackles. He also posted a team-best eight sacks and had his first interception.

Campbell was also named the Cardinals 2011 NFL Walter Payton “Man of the Year” for his work in the community.

Campbell was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami.