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Kansas City Chiefs franchise Chris Jones, taking one free agent target off the market for the Arizona Cardinals

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Cross one name off the list.

Chris Jones will be franchised by the Kansas City Chiefs according to Ian Rapoport.

Jones is one of the most dynamic defensive linemen in the NFL, and would have been one of the most sought after free agents in NFL history had he hit the market.

Now, the Chiefs control his rights and will be able to extend negotiations with the talented lineman through the offseason in hopes of securing a long-term deal.

It weakens the free agent market a bit, as Jones was without a doubt the best interior defensive lineman on the market, and at only 26 years old he is just entering the prime of his career.

With one checked off the list the top interior defensive linemen available according to PFF:

Arik Armstead

D.J. Reader

Javon Hargrave

Leonard Williams

Michael Pierce

Mike Daniels

Shelby Harris

Jarran Reed

This is a great class still, but it definitely lost the best of the bunch.

Congrats on getting the bag Chris Jones, hopefully you get the full thing.