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Thomas Jones Calls Chiefs' Matt Cassel 'Hardest Working Quarterback'

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Thomas Jones made his first public statements as a Kansas City Chiefs running back this morning and I caught most of it courtesy of the live coverage provided by KCChiefs.com.

Jones had some nice things to his new quarterback Matt Cassel.

"I played against him with the Jets," he said of Cassel. "I saw him first hand. He's got great skills and he seems like a leader. The type of quarterback you want to have. That's definitely something I was looking forward to."

Good news on the Chiefs quarterback, no?

Well, here's another one. Jones, who has only been in the building for a couple of weeks, says Cassel is the hardest working quarterback he's ever been around.

Now, Jones has played for the Cardinals (pre-Warner), Bears, Bucs and Jets so it's not exactly MVP-row when it comes to quarterbacks but that's still a heck of a compliment.

He said Cassel wants to be a great player, which "means a lot to me."

You gotta give these Chiefs credit. They know how to say the right things.

We'll have some more soon from Jones talking about his carries in 2010 and Jamaal Charles.