Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid appeared on 610 Sports Radio’s “Fescoe in the Morning” on Friday. He was asked about defensive tackle Chris Jones, on whom the team is expected place the franchise tag in the coming days.
“Chris is a part of this team, a big part of this team — he helped us get where we were,” said Reid, before pivoting. “It’s crazy because in this business, we’re all expendable. That’s been proven over and over again. On the other hand, you’d like to keep everybody. But that’s not real. So would we like to keep Chris? Sure. But things happen in this business, and we’re all players and coaches. We’re all used to that, and so if he’s here, great, man. That’s a great thing. If he’s not, we’re going to keep plowing, man, and keep moving on, and we expect somebody else to step up and fill in that position. We get all of that… You’ve been in this thing long enough, I think we understand that. I think the fans understand that.”
Reid’s tone on Jones was quite more uncertain than when he last spoke on the topic — in an appearance earlier this month on Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s SiriusXM show, “Basketball and Beyond with Coach K.” The Chiefs have until Monday at 10:59 a.m. Arrowhead Time to officially tag Jones.