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Sneed: Chiefs don't have enough money to keep both Jones and me

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed doesn't believe the team can re-sign both him and defensive tackle Chris Jones this offseason.

"I hope I'm here," Sneed said on "Up & Adams" on Thursday. "But you know, never know how it goes ... You know they can't keep both of us (me and Jones). I don't think they got enough for both of us. But you know, they gonna make it happen. I hope so."

Sneed and Jones are set to become unrestricted free agents when the new league year opens in March. The Chiefs can only place the franchise tag on one of them, and Jones' tag would cost more as he was tagged last season.

General manager Brett Veach said last week that extending Jones and Sneed is his top priority.

The 27-year-old Sneed has been a stabilizing force for Kansas City's secondary in recent years, and he had another tremendous campaign in 2023. He racked up two interceptions with 17 passes defended in 20 starts, allowing only 53 receptions on 102 targets, according to PFF.

Jones has been one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL since racking up 15.5 sacks in 2018. The 29-year-old said at the Super Bowl parade on Wednesday that he's "not going anywhere."

Kansas City currently has $22.8 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap. The franchise can increase that number by restructuring quarterback Patrick Mahomes' massive contract.

When asked about his message for Veach, Sneed said, "Man, pay me. Pay me ... That's all I got to say. Pay me."

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