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.