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Reid: Chris Jones came out of AFC Championship Game ‘feeling good’

The Chiefs will be about as healthy as can be expected along their defensive front in Super Bowl 54.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones reacts after a play during the first half against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs returned to practice on Wednesday as they continuing preparations for Super Bowl 54. The coaching staff began game plan creation Monday, and they will spend this week implementing the plan as they prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers on February 2nd.

Head coach Andy Reid had some good news on the defensive side of the ball heading into practice. He told the media that defensive tackle Chris Jones “came out of Sunday’s game feeling good,” according to team reporter B.J. Kissel. Jones had no setbacks and Reid said they were able increase his workload from just third-down packages to more significant work as the game progressed.

We’re 11 days away from Super Bowl 54, which suggests Jones will be as close to 100 percent as he can be, all things considered. He missed the Divisional round matchup after injuring his calf in practice, but was back for the AFC title game and was able to make an impact. He brings serious heft to the Chiefs defensive interior. The 49ers have dealt with an assortment of injuries to their interior offensive line — most notably moving Ben Garland into the starting lineup after center Weston Richburg was lost for the season. Jones will present a significant challenge for Garland.