Andy Reid: I don’t know if Chris Jones, Chiefs are talking

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Defensive tackle Chris Jones has not been with the Chiefs for their voluntary work this offseason as he does the contract dance we’ve seen many players do over the years.

Jones is headed into the final year of his rookie deal and is looking to cash in on a 15.5-sack 2018 season with a long-term deal that pays him much more than the $1.2 million he’s set to make in 2019. Head coach Andy Reid didn’t have much of an update about where things stand on the negotiating front when he spoke to the media last Thursday.

“I don’t know that, I don’t how they’re talking,” Reid said. “Or are you talking about me? I haven’t talked to him. We just go, if you’re here, you get better. If you’re not, you don’t.”

The Chiefs have made some significant changes on defense this offseason by bringing in players like Frank Clark, Tyrann Mathieu, Emmanuel Ogbah and Alex Okafor. Jones remains an essential piece of the puzzle, though, and getting him back on the field will be a step in the right direction for Kansas City.

7 responses to “Andy Reid: I don’t know if Chris Jones, Chiefs are talking

  1. Another player not honoring their contract. You have a year left, next year you get a new contract! This year you’re under contract and have a new coordinator, a new system, you want more money? Show up and be a leader, show you’re willing to put in the work for this year. These teams need to stop letting this guys shorten their contract by a year or more.

  2. Just keep Mahomes happy and healthy. Everything else will take care of itself. Look at the Patriots. They only need to keep Tom Brady healthy, and the rest of the players come and go. The Chiefs have something very special with Mahomes. There will be 52 lucky teammates who get to share in the fun of winning. If I were a player, I’d show up, work hard, and help my team win a championship. That’s the best way to earn the big bucks, whether it’s with the Chiefs or someone else.

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