Report: Chiefs will use franchise tag on Chris Jones

Charean Williams
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

The Chiefs don’t want Chris Jones to get away and for good reason.

The defensive lineman is the fourth-rated player on PFT’s top-100 list of free agents, behind only quarterbacks.

The Chiefs will use the franchise tag on Jones, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

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The team expects to get a long-term deal completed with Jones at some point.

Jones, 25, made 36 tackles, nine sacks and a forced fumble last season in earning his first Pro Bowl nod.

In his four-year career since the Chiefs made him a second-round choice, Jones has 136 tackles, 33 sacks and seven forced fumbles.

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