Jones was released by the Dolphins on Friday, the Sun Sentinel reports.
Jones is in good health and his release apparently has nothing to do with a legal issue. However, the Dolphins apparently had no plans on playing him in this weekend's wild-card playoff game. Look for Miami to fill his vacated roster spot in short order.
Jones was reinstated from a two game suspension on Monday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Jones was suspended on Nov. 21 for two games after violating the leagues substance abuse policy. He will presumably slide back into the defensive line rotation, and help provide depth for the Dolphins.
Jones was suspended two games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
The suspension will begin immediately which means Jones will be eligible to return Week 14. Jones has been part of a defensive line rotation and has 23 tackles and 2.5 sacks to date this season.
Jones (ankle) is active for Thursday's matchup with the Bengals.
Though he was listed as questionable it was expected that Jones would be active for Thursday's tilt after practicing fully on Tuesday and Wednesday. He recorded two tackles in last week's win over the Browns.
Jones was able to practice fully on both Tuesday and Wednesday, which should mean he'll be ready for game action on Thursday. He figures to provide depth at defensive end, while starters Mario Williams and Cameron Wake remain healthy.
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