AP Source: Chiefs sign second-round pick Chris Jones to deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs and second-round draft pick Chris Jones have agreed to terms on a contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team had not announced the deal.

The Chiefs traded away their first-round pick last weekend, so Jones was their first selection with the No. 37 overall pick. The 6-foot-6, 308-pound defensive tackle out of Mississippi State is the first of their eight picks to sign, though most should be in the fold by this weekend.

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The Chiefs begin a three-day rookie minicamp on Saturday.

Jones should join a defensive line rotation that includes Dontari Poe, Jaye Howard and Allen Bailey but lost veteran Mike DeVito to retirement. Nick Williams and Rakeem Nunez-Roches are also on the roster.


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