Kansas City Chiefs’ Chris Jones fails to report to training camp amid contract dispute… and superstar will receive $50k fine for every DAY he misses practice
- The 29-year-old DT and his team have some ground to make up on a new deal
- Jones has led the Chiefs in sacks for the last five seasons in a row
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As expected, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones did not report to training camp on Saturday, multiple outlets reported.
Jones’ contract standoff with the team could span the team’s two-week camp or beyond. That comes as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the player and team are ‘far apart’ on reaching an agreement on a new contract extension.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says that Jones will be subject to a $50,000 fine for each day that he misses.
Jones is entering the final year of his contract as the defensive tackle market continues to spike upward.
That includes the four-year, $96 million deal recently signed by New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.
Defensive tackle Chris Jones and the Kansas City Chiefs are distant on a new contract
That’s resulted in Jones (95), the four-time All-Pro, deciding to not show up to training camp
Jones is a two-time Super Bowl winner and lead the team in sacks five years straight
Jones had a pass-rush win rate of 21 percent, best in the NFL at the position, last season.
The four-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a four-year, $80 million contract in July 2020. Since inking that deal, he’s gone on to win a second Super Bowl and earned first-team and second-team All-Pro selections.
He’s scheduled to take home a base salary of $19.5 million in 2023. The 28-year-old can earn $500,000 for a workout bonus and a $1.25 million incentive bonus if he records 10 sacks this season.
Jones, who turned 29 earlier this month, finished third in defensive player of the year balloting last season after matching his career best of 15.5 sacks.
He has 65 sacks in 107 games (86 starts) over seven NFL seasons.
The Tennessee Titans’ Jeffery Simmons signed a four-year, $94 million deal that falls just $1 million short of the full four-year value of Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s existing contract.
Washington Commanders defensive tackle Daron Payne (four years, $90M) and Dexter Lawrence of the New York Giants (four years, $87.5M) also jumped Jones among highest-paid DTs.