Reports: Jones gets big deal from Chiefs
Multiple outlets reported the Chiefs and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones agreed to terms Tuesday on a four-year contract that could be worth up to $85 million, the latest deal in a lavish spending spree by the reigning Super Bowl champions as they continue to lock up their core pieces as training camp approaches.
The deal for Jones, which comes on the heels of a record-setting 10-year extension for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, reportedly includes $60 million in guaranteed money.
Jones’ ability to rush the passer from the interior of the defensive line was instrumental in helping the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl in 50 years last season. He has a combined 24oe sacks in the last two seasons.
NFL Network reported the Browns are closing in on a contract extension with star defensive end Myles Garrett that could be worth $125 million for five years — a deal that would make him the highest-paid defensive player in the league in terms of annual salary.
Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in 2017 and one of the top edge rushers in the NFL, and the Browns could have the deal completed in the next day or so, multiple outlets reported. He has 30oe sacks in 37 career games.
The Eagles signed nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters to a one-year contract and said they plan to use him at right guard.
Peters, 38, will be entering his 17th season in the NFL and 12th with the Eagles. He will replace three-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks, who suffered a torn left Achilles tendon last month and will miss the season.
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones wraps up 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during Super Bowl LIV in Miami.