Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones is not in attendance for the team's OTAs, "as expected," according to Yahoo Sports.
As expected, Chiefs DT Chris Jones has not reported for the start of OTAs this week, per a source.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 21, 2019
Jones did not attend the team's voluntary workouts at the beginning of May and is once again absent as the team starts to ramp up its offseason activities.
The Chiefs have started voluntary offseason workouts, but one very key player is absent, multiple sources tell Yahoo Sports: https://t.co/Qin3Uxa9Z6
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 1, 2019
Yahoo points out that Jones is entering the final year of his rookie contract and could be looking for an extension coming off of a year in which he led Kansas City with 15 1/2 sacks.
The team could be considering putting the franchise tag on Jones after this season just like it did with Dee Ford after the 2018 year.
If that were to happen, Jones could either sign it or ask instead to be traded.
Ford ultimately didn't ask to be traded, but with the Chiefs naming Steve Spaguolo as their coordinator and the subsequent move to a 4-3 defense, Kansas City decided to move the outside linebacker to San Francisco.