Jones will remain sidelined during at least the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Packers, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Postreports.
Jones will sit out the beginning of Miami's game against the Packers in Week 10 as an attempt to discipline the starting safety's decision to remove himself from a Week 9 win over the Jets. It remains to be seen whether Jones will receive a full defensive workload when he does suit up Sunday.
Jones removed himself from Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets, but but coach Adam Gase relayed that the safety will suit up Week 10 against the Packers, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones exited after playing 10 defensive snaps in the first quarter and didn't return, with his early departure not the result of any announced injury. Gase wouldn't confirm if any health concerns played a reason behind Jones' exit, but the coach's unwillingness to disclose whether Jones would be fined suggests that an injury probably wasn't in play. Whatever the reason behind Jones' premature leave Sunday, it doesn't sound like he'll miss any further game action. It's possible, however, that Jones sees his role diminish in the back half of the Dolphins' schedule with rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick making his case for more snaps.
Jones pulled himself out of Sunday's 13-8 win over the Jets, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Jones' reasons for exiting the Week 9 contest remain undisclosed, but Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald indicates that drama appears to be brewing in Miami's secondary room. Rookie first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick is expected to continue slotting into the starting lineup as long as Jones remains out. Not enough is known about Jones' situation in Miami to draw any long-term conclusions, but the two time Pro Bowler's continued role with the Dolphins appears to be in question.
Jones has a partially torn right labrum but will continue to play through the injury, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones missed two games earlier in the season as he battled the shoulder issue but returned for Week 5 with eight tackles and two pass breakups. The 30-year-old dealt with a similar injury to his left shoulder in 2015 but still managed to post/tie career highs in tackles (135), sacks (two), passes defensed (10) and interceptions (five). The veteran free safety could see limited practice reps as he continues to deal with the injury but he has already proven he can be a productive player when not fully healthy.
Jones compiled a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Bengals.
Jones had missed Miami's last two contests with a shoulder injury before returning Sunday versus the Bengals. The 30-year-old safety made an immediate impact, as he led the team in tackles. Jones has 18 total tackles and two interceptions in three games this season.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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