Jones (leg) logged three tackles (one solo), one pass defended, and one interception which he returned for a touchdown before exiting Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills due to a leg injury.
Jones intercepted rookie quarterback Josh Allen's final throw of the first half, returning it for a touchdown and allowing the Dolphins to momentarily tie up the game. He then exited the season finale in the third quarter with a leg injury. The veteran played well in Miami's secondary this season, despite some disciplinary issues, and ends his season with 69 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions across 13 games. Jones will enter the third year of his five-year, $60 million contract in 2019, and is likely to return as the Dolphins' starting strong safety.
Jones is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bills due to a leg injury, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Jones sustained a leg injury during the third quarter of Sunday's contest. The veteran playmaker scored a pick-six to close out the first half, and would be a notable loss to Miami's secondary if he were unable to return. Cornell Armstrong will start at strong safety as long as Jones remains sidelined.
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.
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