Mar 16, 2020 9:24 PM

Chiefs give Pro Bowl DT Chris Jones franchise tag

Posted Mar 16, 2020 9:24 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Chris Jones.

That raises the possibility that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle will remain with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season.

The nonexclusive tag means Jones must be offered a one-year contract for no less than the average of the top five salary cap hits at defensive tackle for the previous five years.

It also means that if Jones signs an offer sheet from another team, the Chiefs can match that offer or let him go and receive two first-round picks as compensation.

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Baseball season won’t start until mid-May, at the earliest

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams.

In a statement, the commissioner’s office said, “The clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins.”