Jones skipped mandatory minicamp in June after contract negotiations stalled. He’s entering the final year of his contract and both sides would like to agree to an extension.
Per Matt Verderame, one of the obstacles to an agreement is when the deal would start. The Chiefs would like the extension to begin in 2020, while Jones prefers for it to replace the final year of his rookie deal in 2019.
Because he’s still under contract, Jones has to report to the team by August 6 to receive an accrued season toward free agency.
Jones, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $6.231 million contract and set to make base salaries of $916,476 and $1.19 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Jones appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 40 tackles, 15.5 sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown, two forced fumbles and five pass defenses.
We’ll have more on Jones and the Chiefs as the news is available.