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Chris Jones signs 1-year contract with the Chiefs, ending star defender's holdout

Sep 11, 2023

Chris Jones had his Super Bowl rings. Now he has a new contract.

The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed reports Monday afternoon that they have reached a one-year deal with Jones. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the deal doesn't include any new years and that it contains multiple incentives that can add to Jones' 2023 earnings. Specific terms of the deal weren't initially reported, including how the two sides resolved the millions of dollars in fines Jones compiled during his holdout.

Jones was entering the final season of a four-year, $80 million deal. He felt he had outproduced that deal, and the latest five-year, $170 million deal for San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa reinforced that Jones was due for a raise. Holding out through the preseason was how Jones exercised his leverage.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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