Ex-Jets RB Jones strikes two-year deal with Chiefs

Free-agent RB Thomas Jones has agreed to a two-year deal with the Chiefs, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Jones, 31, was released by the Jets last week before a nearly $3 million roster bonus was due. He’s coming off a career-best 1,402-yard season — his fifth consecutive with at least 1,000.

The Chiefs hope the punishing Jones will form a stout backfield tandem with game-breaking speedster Jamaal Charles, who surpassed 1,120 rushing yards last season on just 190 carries. Jones also will provide some veteran leadership to a young offense.

UPDATE: The Chiefs confirmed the deal Tuesday night and said it was signed.

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