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Thomas Jones has a meeting

Free agent running back will travel to Kansas City on Monday. Joe Fortenbaugh

Print This March 07, 2010, 08:57 AM EST

It looks like the interest the Chiefs have in Thomas Jones is enough to bring him in for a face-to-face.

According to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the 31-year-old running back will travel to Kansas City on Monday to have a sit-down with the Chiefs.

Jones was officially released by the New York Jets this past Friday as he was set to earn a roster bonus of $3 million on March 9 and was due a base salary of $2.8 million in 2010. Despite the lofty price tag, the move didn’t sit well with the New York locker room, as Jones finished third in the NFL in 2009 with 1,402 rushing yards.

Adding a veteran, downhill runner like Jones could be a big addition for a Kansas City backfield that currently features 23-year-old Jamaal Charles and 25-year-old Kolby Smith, who have a combined 21 starts in five NFL seasons.

Bringing in Jones may also have something to do with the fact that the Chiefs ranked 31st in the league last season in converting third downs of four or less yards (42.1%).

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