Jones (shoulder) is signing a five-year, $60 million extension that includes $35 million guaranteed, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Jones had a brief holdout last year during offseason activities, unhappy with the terms of his team-friendly contract that had two years remaining. Despite missing the final 10 games of last season with a torn rotator cuff, he finally gets the deal he has wanted all along, becoming one of the highest-paid safeties in the NFL. The contract strongly suggests Miami isn't worried about Jones' shoulder, as reported back in February. He's expected to participate in the offseason program.
Jones hasn't missed a day of rehab since undergoing shoulder surgery on Nov. 1. General manager Chris Grier is optimistic about the safety's status and hopes to keep him in Miami long-term once his current deal expires after the upcoming season. "We're working towards it right now," Grier said during the combine. "We're talking with his agent and they're going back and forth. ... But he'll be here. I think he loves being here and he and Coach Gase have a great relationship." Barring any setbacks during the offseason, Jones should reclaim his role as starting strong safety next season.
Jones (shoulder) is scheduled to begin offseason workouts after making a full recovery from shoulder surgery, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones was forced to sit out of the team's last 10 games of the season due to a shoulder injury. According to the report, Jones claims that he "feels great" and should be a full go for the start of the season barring any setbacks. Jones figures to function as a depth secondary weapon next year.
Jones (shoulder) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out for four months, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.
Jones was placed on injured reserve about two weeks ago after tearing his rotator cuff in Week 6's win over the Steelers. He'll now shift his focus to rehabbing the injury, leaving the Dolphins with Walt Aikens as their starting strong safety for the remainder of the season.
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