It appears there is some turmoil in Las Vegas involving three former New England Patriots players, particularly Chandler Jones. Jones, a veteran pass rusher, took to Instagram to express his frustrations with his current situation with the Las Vegas Raiders, specifically with head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler.
In his Instagram post, Jones indicated that he did not want to play for the Raiders if McDaniels was the head coach and Ziegler was the general manager. Instead, he expressed a desire to work with Patrick Graham, who is the Raiders’ defensive coordinator and also a former coach with the Patriots.
Jones also mentioned that he was denied access to the Raiders’ facility and had to find a local gym to continue his workouts. He expressed his disappointment in having to do so, considering his status as a top athlete with an impressive NFL career, including 112 career sacks. He felt that McDaniels should address this situation and do what’s right.
Jones shared a screenshot of a text message conversation, presumably with McDaniels, where he complained about being unable to speak with Ziegler on the phone. However, these Instagram posts have since been deleted.
Chandler Jones was a significant free-agent signing for the Raiders last year under the leadership of Ziegler and McDaniels, signing a three-year, $51 million contract. Despite playing in 15 games, his sack production dropped to 4.5 sacks, down from 10.5 the previous year with the Arizona Cardinals. He is due to receive a guaranteed salary of $9.665 million this year, making the resolution of this matter an important issue for the Las Vegas Raiders. The exact reasons behind Jones’ frustration and the situation’s resolution remain unclear at this time.
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