Sep 11, 2023

Holdout over: Defensive tackle Chris Jones rejoins Chiefs on one-year deal

Posted Sep 11, 2023 9:23 PM


St. Joseph Post

A holdout that began before Chiefs Training Camp and lasted through almost the entire slate of Week 1 games, has come to an end. 

Defensive tackle Chris Jones and the Kansas City Chiefs have come to an agreement on a new one-year deal, announced first by his agents and then later confirmed by the team. 

"Chris is an elite player in this league, and over the last seven years, he's really developed into a leader on our team," General Manager Brett Veach said in a statement. "He's been instrumental to our success and Super Bowl championship runs and it was a priority for us to keep him in a Chiefs uniform. I'd like to thank Chris and his representation, Michael and Jason Katz, for their desire and patience to get this done. Through this process two things were obvious, Chris wanted to be a Chief, and the Katz brothers worked diligently on his behalf."

Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team, however sources say that while no new years were added to the contract, multiple incentives were, that would help Jones earn considerably more money this season.