NFL reporter Ian Rapoport has word that his questionable status coming into the game has given way to the expectation that Chiefs Kingdom will see him back on the field in Week 7
Jones has been working through and dealing with a wrist injury for the last month of the season. It was after the Chiefs played the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 that Jones’ name began to appear on injury reports throughout the week, and Jones was a limited participant for the entire week leading up to the team’s Week 3 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Chiefs are expecting Chris Jones to play after all in Week 7.
Jones went on to play against the Chargers and again in Week 4 in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but apparently the wrist became too much to deal with as Jones went on to miss the following two games agains the Buffalo Bills in Week 5 and the Washington Football Team last Sunday.
The Chiefs have had a single game in which both of their high-priced defensive linemen—Jones and Frank Clark—were both available on game day and that was the loss to the Ravens on Sunday Night Football. This will be the second such game.
Jones has never missed more than three games in a single season and is vital to the Chiefs defensive success up front as the NFL’s most dominant interior lineman this side of Aaron Donald. The Chiefs have experimented with Jones out on the edge this season, and perhaps that will still be the case at times going forward, but his presence on the line—no matter where—makes the Chiefs a much better defense up front.
Jones has 8 pressures and 2 sacks so far in four games for the Chiefs in 2021.