Another young defensive lineman is holding out from mandatory minicamp.
Per Rapoport, contract negotiations between the Chiefs and the star defensive tackle have stalled, leading to the holdout.
Jones skipped all of the voluntary portions of offseason workouts hoping for a new deal. Without one, he'll skip the mandatory portion as well. As with all players under contract, Jones is subject to fines of $88,650 for missing mandatory minicamp, per the CBA. Fines are at the team's discretion.
A 2016 second-round pick, Jones is set to earn just $1.2 million in base salary. As one of the best interior defensive linemen in the NFL, he's woefully underpaid. The 24-year-old is coming off a 15.5-sack season as a game-wrecker on the interior. He has generated 24 sacks in his first three seasons.