Re­ports: Jones gets big deal from Chiefs

Chicago Sun-Times - - BY THE NUMBERS -

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.

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Chiefs de­fen­sive tackle Chris Jones wraps up 49ers quar­ter­back Jimmy Garop­polo dur­ing Su­per Bowl LIV in Mi­ami.

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