For the second week in a row, Jones was a game-time decision — but this time, he played. Jones was in the game for 28 defensive snaps — 42 percent — and more importantly for the Chiefs, he came out of the game with no setbacks.
The @Chiefs pass rush was most effective when DT Chris Jones was on the field—— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 19, 2020
Jones ON: 7 pressures, 3 sacks (39% QBP rate)
Jones OFF: 1 pressure, 0 sacks (6% QBP rate)#TENvsKC | #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/oOugaR66jt
“I think he feels pretty good,” said head coach Andy Reid on Wednesday. “He didn’t have a setback, so that was good. We kept it to that 20-play area right there — which was smart, I think.”
Jones registered two tackles and a quarterback hit in the game.
“Good for him,” added Reid. “And he didn’t wear us out on it — I know he wanted to play and so he didn’t completely beat us up on it every five seconds. But when he got in there, he did some nice things. Initially, we started him on third downs and then he was feeling good, [so] we put him in a couple second-half situations.”
As for the rest of the Chiefs, they are treating this week in Kansas City as if they are playing this Sunday.
“We’ll take it all the way through to Friday,” said Reid. “Saturday, it’s shut down so they can get everything together to move (to Miami) on Sunday. So we’ll be going, and then we get down there, we’ll practice on Monday, Tuesday — we kind of get back into a normal routine.”
Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was the only Chiefs player to miss practice Wednesday. Reid said he was sick.