Jones (knee) cut back 25 pounds this offseason, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
Looking to help boost his agility and speed off the edge, Jones dropped 25 pounds by simply adhering to a strict dietary plan. Per the report, Jones made it a point of emphasis to avoid pork-based foods and shifted his attention towards various vegetables. The 23-year-old started just seven games for the Chiefs last year, but if his figure holds, look for Jones to come into his own this season.
Jones (knee) suffered a torn MCL on Saturday in the Chiefs' 22-21 AFC wild-card loss to the Titans and will require surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The defensive end is expected to require 8-to-10 weeks of recovery time.
Jones' recovery timetable should put him on track to participate in some capacity in the Chiefs' offseason program during the spring before training camp gets underway later in the summer. The 23-year-old enjoyed a productive second NFL season, finishing with 6.5 sacks and seven pass breakups across 16 regular-season contests.
Jones is questionable to return to Saturday's wild-card game against the Titans with a knee injury.
Jones limped off the field with the assistance of trainers early in the third quarter. Jarvis Jenkins is likely to step in at defensive end in Jones' absence, since Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle) is inactive Saturday.
Jones accrued two solo tackles and one sack Saturday against the Chargers.
Jones posted an identical stat line the previous week, although he played just 36 of 64 defensive snaps in Week 15. The Chiefs face the Dolphins in Week 16, and QB Jay Cutler has been a tough man to bring down with a 4.9 percent sack percentage -- eighth in the league.
Jones recorded four tackles (all solo), three sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles.
Jones was selected by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft as the heir apparent to Dontari Poe at the nose tackle position. Instead, he's shifted to the defensive end spot due to the signing of Bennie Logan during the offseason. That didn't stop him from putting his talent on full display Sunday, and he could start to sneak onto the IDP fantasy radar if he can piece together some similar efforts.
|P2||8/17/18||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/18||@ DEN||8:15 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/18||@ LAR||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||28||17.0||11||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||16||32||22.0||10||6.5||1||-3||-3.0||-3||0||7|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|