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Kansas City Chiefs running back Ronald Jones has tweeted out that he wants his release from the team.
Welcome to 2022. Where athletes head straight to their social media accounts to voice their displeasures.
JONES HASN’T BEEN ACTIVE THIS YEAR
Jones hasn’t played in a regular season Chiefs game since signing a one-year, $1.5 million contract this past offseason. The Chiefs have not even activated Jones despite the running back being completely healthy.
Jones is a second-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2018, playing four seasons there before signing with Kansas City in the offseason. In 2020, he ran for 978 yards and seven touchdowns.
However, the Chiefs are stacked at the running back position. Jones isn’t likely to see any playing time with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon on the depth chart.
It’s unclear if the Chiefs will grant his request.
The Chiefs are in first place in the AFC West with a record of 5-2. Their next game is against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 6.