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Andy Reid describes top pass rusher Chris Jones as "day-to-day"

1/13/2020 1:36:39 PM
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid called defensive lineman Chris Jones "day-to-day" as he struggles to rehab from a calf injury suffered late in Thursday's practice according to James Palmer of NFL Network.

Reid added that it was an easy decision to shut Jones down for Sunday's Divisional Round win over the Texans  since he wasn't able to push off during pregame warm-ups.  Reid also remained noncommittal about Jones' status for the AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans next Sunday.

The Chiefs still managed five sacks against the Texans without Jones but could be facing a very different story against the Titans.  Tennessee's offensive line is far superior to Houston's and QB Ryan Tannehill has shown he can carve up defenses with his mobility and accurate arm if he has a clean pocket.  They also have a "little" weapon called Derrick Henry.  The 25-year-old Jones, originally a second-round pick out of Mississippi State in 2016, has produced 24.5 sacks the past two seasons and is also a stout defender against the rush.  The Chiefs clearly need him to suit up next Sunday.

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