Chiefs’ second-round pick Chris Jones agrees to terms

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Dec. 30, 2015; Charlotte, NC; Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones (98) in the second half against North Carolina State in the Belk Bowl. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Dec. 30, 2015; Charlotte, NC; Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones (98) in the second half against North Carolina State in the Belk Bowl. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs agreed to terms with second-round pick defensive lineman Chris Jones, a source familiar with the transaction confirmed Thursday with The Topeka Capital-Journal and ChiefsDigest.com.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the deal.

The 6-6, 308-pound Jones, the 37th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, provides depth to the defensive line and will compete for playing time as part of a rotation that includes Dontari Poe, Allen Bailey and Jaye Howard, among others.

Jones appeared in 39 games on his college career at Mississippi State, where he produced 102 tackles and 8 ½ sacks in three years.

Jones is the first of the Chiefs’ nine selections of the 2016 draft to agree to terms.

The Chiefs will in all likelihood have all or a majority of their selections under contract before Saturday’s rookie minicamp.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for The Topeka Capital-Journal and ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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