Chiefs’ Chris Jones willing to hold out until Week 8

Chiefs' Chris Jones willing to hold out until Week 8

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) celebrates after winning Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium.
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Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones appears to have an established timetable as to when he plans to end his holdout and rejoin the team.

It’s Week 8.

That was Jones’ answer when he was asked on Twitter about his potential return to the team. His reasoning was because he “can afford it.”

Jones, 29, has been incurring daily fines of $50,000 since the start of training camp. He’ll also willingly forfeit his weekly game check, which is approximately $1.1 million.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Jones has one season remaining on the four-year, $80 million contract he signed with the Chiefs in 2020. He’s scheduled to make a base salary of $19.5 million this season and can earn $500,000 for a workout bonus and a $1.25 million incentive bonus if he records 10 sacks this season.

“There’s been no communication, so I don’t know what’s going to go there. Whatever happens, happens, and if he’s not there, the game goes on, right? That’s how it works,” Kansas City coach Andy Reid said Wednesday.

Jones finished third in Defensive Player of the Year balloting last season after matching his career best of 15.5 sacks. The two-time Super Bowl champion has 65 sacks in 107 games (86 starts) over seven NFL seasons with the Chiefs.

—Field Level Media

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