Mar 17, 2020 3:11 AM

Chiefs give Pro Bowl DT Chris Jones franchise tag

Posted Mar 17, 2020 3:11 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Chris Jones.

That raises the possibility that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle will remain with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season.

The nonexclusive tag means Jones must be offered a one-year contract for no less than the average of the top five salary cap hits at defensive tackle for the previous five years. It also means that if Jones signs an offer sheet from another team, the Chiefs can match that offer or let him go and receive two first-round picks as compensation.

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April NFL draft on, no public events in Las Vegas

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas.

It's not yet clear, however, if the draft itself will be held in the city. 

Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the draft will take place April 23 to April 25 as scheduled but under a modified format still being developed. The draft will be televised regardless of its venue or format.