Chiefs DT Chris Jones holding out of minicamp

Another defensive lineman is holding from mandatory minicamp.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones is not present with the team now as minicamp opens, and isn’t expected to attend the three-day session, per sources advised of this circumstance.
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Contract negotiations between the defensive speech and the Chiefs, per Rapoport have stalled, leading to the holdout.
Jones skipped all the voluntary portions of offseason workouts expecting for a new deal. Without one, he will bypass the portion as well. As with all players under contract, Jones is subject to fines of $88,650 for lost mandatory minicamp, per the CBA. Fines are in the discretion of the team.
A 2016 second-round pick, Jones is set to make only $1.2 million in base wages. As one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL, he underpaid. The 24-year-old is coming off a 15.5-sack season for a game-wrecker on the inside. He’s generated 24 sacks in his first three seasons.
With the Chiefs moving into a 4-3 leading under new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnulolo, Jones may be an even bigger vibrating force in 2019. To begin with, K.C. must repay his contract position.
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