In a surprise sighting, Kansas City Chiefs Defensive End, Chris Jones was in town this afternoon for his charity at the Ronald McDonald House. He spoke to reporters and seemed calm with his decision to hold out, and his desire to be a Chief for life.
On Wednesday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs had their usual Red Friday party in different areas of town. In downtown Kansas City, holdout Chris Jones spoke to reporters. He has some interesting tidbits but seemed calm about the situation, and hopeful it would get resolved soon.
In his exchange with reporters, one must believe, despite being there to support his charity for The Ronald McDonald House, he has eyes on rejoining his teammates on the field soon. If he signs today, he claims, to be in good enough shape to play against the Lions Thursday night. Now, he made that statement based on a deal getting done today.
We’ve been told progress has been made on the contract, and Jones indicates the same, but there was still a gap in the numbers as of yesterday. The fact Jones was in town today for his charity, the day before his teammates open the season, should quell any rumblings he does not want to get something done.
Of note, both his agents the Katz Brothers were with him today, so one can expect the sides could meet later today at Arrowhead to bridge any remaining gaps. One thing I can glean from Jones’s comments today, I’m not sure he wants to be a distraction and he’s ready to be back with his teammates.
Still, this quote pretty much sums up how Jones feels about those who don’t understand this is simply a man asking his boss for a raise, and noting more.
“Opinions are like buttholes. Everyone’s got one and they all stink. You can’t make everyone else happy. I’m just asking for a raise,” he stated Wednesday morning.
Stay tuned to ChiefsBlitz.com for the latest news on the Jones contract situation.