Jones returned to practice Wednesday.
After skipping the first day of the Dolphins' mandatory minicamp Tuesday, with said absence accompanied by reports that Jones is looking to redo his contract, the safety rejoined his teammates Wednesday. In any case, Jones relayed to the Miami Herald that his brief holdout is behind him, while adding that he'll report for the start of training camp. He'll thus reprise his role as the Dolphins' starting strong safety this coming season, on the heels of recording 135 tackles and five picks in 2015.
Jones didn't take part in any of the Dolphins' voluntary offseason workouts in an attempt to get the team to renegotiate his contract, and he appears willing to raise the stakes in his demands. He'll face a fine upwards of $25,000 for each of the three practices he misses this week, and faces even larger fines if he chooses to hold out into training camp and the regular season. Jones is currently on track to make just over $14 million over the last two years of his contract, but none of that money is guaranteed, which is the primary reason he wants to renegotiate the deal. Coming off a season in which he recorded 135 tackles and five interceptions, both career highs, and played in 97 percent of Miami's defensive snaps, Jones is one of the team's best defenders and a top IDP player.
Reshad Jones is unhappy with his current contract and said he won't participate in optional offseason activities unless he gets a new deal, reports Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.
Easily the best player in Miami's porous 2015 secondary, Jones finished the season with 135 tackles, five interceptions and two sacks in 16 games. He has two years left on his contract and is already among the league's highest-paid safeties, but he likely hopes to gain more security, as the remainder of his contract contains little-to-nothing in the way of guaranteed money. Set to earn base salaries north of $7 million in both 2016 and 2017, the 28-year-old Jones is unlikely to continue his holdout once mandatory team activities begin. He's still one of the top IDP options among all NFL defensive backs.
Reshad Jones finished the 2015 season with 135 tackles, two sacks, and five interceptions.
The Miami Dolphins may have had all sorts of problems on both sides of the ball, but Jones wasn't one of them. Those are Pro Bowl numbers and you could certainly do worse for your fantasy team. Jones may have sneaked under the radar at draft time this season because of his PED suspension in 2014, but that is unlikely to be the case next year.
Reshad Jones (pectoral) is active Sunday against the Jets.
After partial practices earlier in the week, Jones was upgraded to a full practice Friday and will be in the lineup at strong safety as expected. He'll provide a boost against the balanced attack that the Jets offense typically has.
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|P2||8/19/16||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
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|16||12/24/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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