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Patriots DL Jones' status unknown for playoff against Chiefs

The New England Patriots would have loved to spend the week with nothing else to worry about except Saturday's playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Then Pro Bowl defensive lineman Chandler Jones wandered over to the local police station, shirtless and disoriented, leaving his house reeking of burnt marijuana. Suddenly, the defending Super Bowl champions were back on defense.

Fortunately, they're pretty good at it.

"I mean, are there any more questions about the Chiefs here?" coach Bill Belichick said Thursday after nine straight unanswered questions about Jones' unusual weekend. "The rest of it, I'm done talking about. We issued a statement,...

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