DT - KC
Week 7 Outlook
Chiefs DL Chris Jones (groin) practiced in full on Friday and is set to return in Week 5 against the Raiders.
Jones was inactive for the Chiefs' Monday night game against the Patriots in Week 4. It sounds like that was purely precautionary, however. The 26-year-old's return will be a boost to the Chiefs' surprisingly solid defense on Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs superstar defensive lineman Chris Jones is inactive for Week 4 against the New England Patriots.
Jones being absent from the Chiefs defensive line is a massive loss for the defense that could have changed the complexion of the game had Cam Newton been available. This news boosts the prospects of the Patriots passing game, as being absent a double team target like Jones should help limit pressures. IDP players scrambling for a last-minute replacement should consider Chase Winovich of the Patriots.
DT Chris Jones has agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract extension with the Chiefs. The deal includes $60 million guaranteed.
After much back and forth during the off-season, the Chiefs have signed their star defensive tackle to a four-year extension. He will no longer play on the franchise tag and was able to secured a contract worth $21.25 million annually. The 25-year-old racked up 24.5 sacks in his last two seasons with the Chiefs. He is currently 16th among all DL in the latest expert consensus rankings.
DL Chris Jones said "I won't play" if he and Chiefs can't agree on a long-term extension.
Jones received the franchise tag from the Chiefs and will look to work with the team towards a long-term deal. He is seeking around $20 million annually. “There has been no new traction at all” towards a new contract, and Jones "won't play" without it. Both sides have until July 15th to work out a deal. Jones has been a defensive force for the Chiefs, racking up 24.5 sacks the last two seasons. The 25-year-old is currently 16th among all DL in the latest expert consensus rankings.
James Palmer of the NFL Network is reporting that “there has been no new traction at all” towards a new contract between DL Chris Jones and the Chiefs.
The Chiefs and Jones have until July 15th to workout a long-term extension. Kansas City “wants to bring him back long-term, but COVID’s played a big part with teams not knowing what the salary cap is 2021.” said Palmer. Jones will most likely play on the franchise tag in 2020, while the two parties look to workout a long-term deal down the road. Jones has been a defensive force for the Chiefs, racking up 24.5 sacks the last two seasons. The 25-year-old is currently 16th among all DL in the latest expert consensus rankings.