Neither player played in last Thursday night’s opening-season loss to the Detroit Lions. Kelce was held out after initially being labeled as questionable to play. Jones watched the game as a spectator due to his ongoing holdout. The holdout ended Monday when Jones agreed to a one-year deal.
The presence of both Kelce and Jones was missed during Thursday night’s 21-20 loss to the Lions. Without Kelce, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed less than 54% of his passes, not to mention the slew of dropped passes. The biggest one included Kadarius Toney’s drop that led to a Lions pick-six.
Defensively, the Chiefs allowed 368 yards and had one sack of Lions quarterback Jared Goff.
Kelce is an eight-time Pro Bowler who is fourth all-time among tight ends in receptions and receiving yards while Jones has been named to the Pro Bowl each of the last four years.
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