Las Vegas Raiders Place All-Pro Defensive End Chandler Jones on NFI List

We may not see defensive end Chandler Jones on the Las Vegas Raiders for a while. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the team has placed the four-time Pro Bowler on the non-football illness list as he deals with a personal matter.

It's been a tough couple of weeks for Jones. First, Jones claimed he would never play for the Raiders again. Then this past weekend, his Twitter account posted disturbing allegations of child abuse directed at Raiders owner Mark Davis. Jones has since revealed he was hacked.

For their part, the Raiders have stated they remain interested in continuing their relationship with Jones. the Raiders signed Jones to a three-year, $51 million contract just last offseason. He contributed 4.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hits. He also made one of the plays of the season with his game-winning fumble recovery against the New England Patriots in Week 15.

Jones is unquestionably a star in this league, so it makes sense that the Raiders want to keep him; his 112.0 career sacks are the third-most among active players. However, his career hasn't been without drama. The New England Patriots traded him to the Arizona Cardinals in 2016 partly due to an incident in which he showed up at a police station shirtless while suffering from a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana.

Hopefully, Jones is okay. If he can settle his personal matter, bridges between him and the Raiders can evidently still be mended. 

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