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Chiefs' Jones: Kelce and I need to 'retire together'

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones doesn't want to hear Travis Kelce talk about retirement.

Kelce was asked about his career timeline Tuesday and responded that he plans to continue playing until the wheels come off. If it were up to Jones, the duo would spend at least four more years together.

"He's got like four or five more years and what is he talking about, right?" Jones said, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher. "We can't let (Kelce) go. It's like we retire, we've got to retire together. Give me at least six, four years, then we'll talk about it."

Kelce, who will be 35 at the end of the 2024 season, added that he can't put a time frame on retiring. Jones believes thinking about hanging up the cleats is the wrong approach as he doesn't want to feed himself "those types of thoughts."

"I don't even want my mind to even go that far to the R-word," Jones said.

Jones, who will be 30 when the season begins, signed a five-year extension worth just over $158 million with the Chiefs this offseason.

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