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95 Chris Jones DE

Kansas City Chiefs

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May 29, 2020 11:16 AM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Not close to new contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones and the Chiefs haven't made much progress on a long-term contract, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

The Chiefs gave Jones a franchise tag in mid-March, setting up a July 15 deadline for a multi-year deal. The 2016 second-round pick hasn't signed his tender, so he may consider holding out if the big contract doesn't happen. Jones is a top-five interior pass rusher by any estimate, with his past three seasons yielding 31 sacks, 62 QB hits, 16 pass defenses and seven forced fumbles. He'll have a solid argument to expect around $40 million guaranteed and a $20 million average annual value.

March 16, 2020 09:40 AM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Tagged before free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs are giving Jones the franchise tag, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

A long-term contract could be tricky for a team with so many other superstars on its roster, but the Chiefs would've been foolish to let Jones walk away. The 25-year-old interior pass rusher had 24.5 sacks and 49 QB hits in 29 games over the past two regular seasons, and he's also one of the best in the league at batting down passes. His pair of deflections in the Super Bowl helped the Chiefs erase a multi-score deficit in the fourth quarter. Discussions for a contract could approach the $20 million per season range that's become the new norm for top edge rushers.

February 3, 2020 03:00 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Wants to stay in Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones expressed that he wanted to stick with the Chiefs after the Super Bowl LIV win, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reports. "I want to be a Chief for life," Jones said. "I plan to stay here forever, man."

Jones played through a calf strain in the final two playoff games, but he managed to log 48 of 58 defensive snaps (83 percent) and record three pass breakups in the Super Bowl. The 25-year-old's rookie contract expires in March, and he's due a major payday. Jones' comments should be taken with a grain of salt -- the defensive tackle was riding the adrenaline following the biggest win of his life -- but those words could allude to a possible hometown discount. Still, the Chiefs' No. 1 offseason priority will be ensuring there's enough money for Patrick Mahomes' mega extension.

January 29, 2020 09:08 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Full speed ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Jones worked as a limited participant in practice last week, but James Palmer of NFL Network relayed that the defensive tackle may be able to play every defensive snap in Super Bowl 54. The 25-year-old's full participation in practice certainly confirms such optimism, so barring a setback, Jones should be in line for a normal role Sunday versus the 49ers. He stacked up 36 tackles and nine sacks over 13 regular-season games.

January 23, 2020 04:28 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Expects more snaps in Super Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) said Thursday that he believes he'll be able to play every defensive snap during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Jones is nursing a calf injury that held him to 42 percent of defensive snaps during Sunday's AFC Championship Game, and he was limited in Wednesday's practice, so the defensive tackle's expectation of an every-down role may be a tad optimistic. Fortunately, Jones will have the benefit of a full week and a half to improve his health ahead of the Super Bowl, when he'll tasked with bolstering the Chiefs' pass rush versus a 49ers O-line that only allowed a combined three sacks during the team's previous two playoff matches, against Green Bay and Minnesota.

January 23, 2020 09:20 AM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Held back in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Jones was held back during the AFC Championship Game, as he played 28 of 66 defensive snaps (42 percent) due to the calf injury. He's in line for an increased role in the big game, though, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN. "I think he feels pretty good," coach Andy Reid said. "He didn't have a setback, so that was good." Jones will still need to avoid a setback over the next two weeks of practice, and he may end up carrying a designation into Super Bowl Sunday.

January 19, 2020 01:40 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Suits up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

After missing last weekend's divisional-round win over Houston, the defensive tackle will give it a go Sunday. Even if Jones -- who logged a team-high nine sacks in 13 regular-season games -- isn't able to handle his normal workload versus Tennessee, his availability should nonetheless provide a welcome boost to the Chiefs' pass rush.

January 19, 2020 12:48 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Could play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) is "trending toward being active" for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Official confirmation of the defensive tackle's status will arrive about 90 minutes before Sunday's 3:05 ET kickoff, but if Jones is able to give it a go, his return would provide the Chiefs' pass rush with a nice boost.

January 19, 2020 01:32 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Iffy for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Though Jones is in line to test out his injured calf during pre-game warmups, NFL Network's James Palmer indicates that there's "not a lot of optimism" the defensive tackle will be available for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans.

Jones, who logged a team-high nine sacks this past season, was unable to suit up for last weekend's divisional-round win over the Texans and it doesn't look like he'll make it back this Sunday. If he remains sidelined, Derrick Nnadi and Khalen Saunders will continue to see added work along the Chiefs' interior line versus Tennessee.

January 17, 2020 04:40 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Upgrades to limited practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans.

Jones' limited session is a tangible step in the right direction after beginning the week with back-to-back DNPs, but his status for this weekend remains uncertain. Coach Andy Reid said that he wants to see how Jones feels Saturday before disclosing whether the defensive tackle is on track to play Sunday, per James Palmer of NFL Network. The 25-year-old missed Kansas City's divisional-round win over Houston.

January 16, 2020 01:36 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Still not practicing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) will not practice Thursday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Coach Andy Reid also declined to commit to Jones' chances of practicing Friday, leaving the star defensive tackle's availability for Sunday's AFC Championship Game murky at best. If the Chiefs are forced to operate without its regular-season sack leader, the team will likely turn to Derrick Nnadi and Khalen Saunders to play expanded roles once again.

January 15, 2020 03:52 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Jones missed the divisional-round win over the Texans, with coach Andy Reid indicating afterward that the defensive tackle wasn't close to playing, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. The 25-year-old is on the wrong track to begin the current week, so getting on the field for practices Thursday or Friday will be crucial for his chances of suiting up Sunday versus the Titans.

January 13, 2020 04:40 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Iffy for AFC Championship Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid indicated Monday that Jones (calf) wasn't close to playing against the Texans on Sunday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. "He couldn't push off," Reid said of Jones.

With that in mind, the defensive tackle's status for this coming Sunday's AFC Championship Game is cloudy. Jones led the Chiefs with nine sacks in 13 regular-season contests this season, and if he remains out versus the Titans this weekend, the team will continue to turn to Derrick Nnadi and Khalen Saunders to fill in along the team's interior line.

January 12, 2020 01:44 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Inactive for divisional-round game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Texans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Jones is nursing a calf injury sustained during Thursday's practice, the severity of which will cause him to sit out Sunday's key playoff contest against Houston. In the star defensive tackle's stead, Khalen Saunders is in line to handle an expanded role. Jones will work to get healthy in time for next Sunday's AFC Championship Game, should the Chiefs advance.

January 12, 2020 10:40 AM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) is optimistic he'll suit up in Sunday's playoff game against Houston, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Jones injured his calf in Thursday's practice and was forced to missed Friday's session with the issue. Considering it's the playoffs, it's hard to imagine the 25-year-old sitting out the game, but if he can't go, Khalen Saunders would be in line to see an uptick in snaps.

January 10, 2020 05:12 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Questionable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (calf) is questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Texans.

Jones had the calf injury crop up Thursday and sat out Friday's practice, clouding his availability for Sunday's playoff matchup. It's difficult to imagine the 25-year-old sitting out this weekend, but coach Andy Reid didn't offer much on his availability, saying "we'll see how he does," per Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star.

January 10, 2020 03:28 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Limited in Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was limited in Thursday's practice due to a calf injury.

Jones wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, a hint that his calf issue may have been sustained during weekly practices. There's not yet any reason to worry about the star defensive tackle's availability for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Texans, and if Jones is able to practice without limitations Friday, he'll shed any lingering concerns.

January 8, 2020 12:56 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Sack rate drops in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones recorded 36 tackles (23 solo), nine sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during the 2019 season.

While Jones was unable to match his career-best 15.5 sacks from a season ago, the fourth-year tackle still caused havoc for opposing offenses. It's worth noting that Jones missed three games and played 120 fewer defensive snaps, which both account for some of the production decline. As far as tackles go, the big man's pace would have pushed him past last season's total if he had played all 16 regular-season contests. Jones' rookie contract expires this offseason, but it would be surprising if the team didn't make an effort to re-sign him before free agency.

December 24, 2019 04:12 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: Notches eighth sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones registered three tackles and one sack during Sunday's victory over Chicago.

Even though it's taken him 12 games to get halfway to last year's career-high 15.5 sacks, Jones' eight total sacks still ranks top-five amongst interior defensive linemen in 2019. Not to mention, the fourth-year defensive tackle has remained an extremely important asset to the Chiefs defense all season. Jones will look to finish the regular season strong during Sunday's season finale against the Chargers' weak offensive line

December 17, 2019 06:36 PM
Chiefs' Chris Jones: One tackle Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones had one solo tackle and three quarterback hits during Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

Jones didn't have much production Week 15 but still made plenty of impact with the three quarterback hits. The 25-year-old has 31 tackles (19 solo), seven sacks, four passes defensed and one forced fumble in 11 games this season.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020KC00000000000
2019KC1312362313900004
2018KC16114135615.51202015
2017KC1673423116.51-3-307
2016KC1611281711200004
Total6141136 97.039 3321720120
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/310
Birthdate:
7/3/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Houston, MS, USA
School:
Mississippi State
NFL Experience:
5
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