Chiefs place franchise tag on DT Jones

The Kansas City Chiefs placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Chris Jones on Monday and exercised the 2020 contract options on running back Damien Williams and linebacker Damien Wilson.Jones, 25, will earn approximately $16.1 million under the tag in 2020.A second-round pick in 2016, Jones notched a career-high 15.5 sacks in 2018 and helped the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl in 50 years last season.Through 61 career games (41 starts), the 2019 Pro Bowl selection has 136 tackles, 33 sacks, 20 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and two interceptions.Williams, 27, will earn a base salary of $1.85 million and count $2.83 million against the 2020 salary cap.He rushed 17 times for 104 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 29 yards and a score in the Chiefs’ 31-20 victory against San Francisco in Super Bowl LIV.

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