Jones has not yet undergone his needed neck surgery due to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not plan to play in 2020, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
"If I play again is still in the air, but you know I feel like I got in and did everything I needed to do," Jones said. The 32-year-old was limited to four games in 2019 and released by the Dolphins earlier this offseason. He'll need to undergo neck surgery before being able to kick off what could be a lengthy recovery process, making the 2021 campaign likely his earliest possible date to return, should he choose to. If Jones instead opts to call it a career, he'll retire as second in Miami team history in terms of both career tackles and defensive touchdowns.
The Dolphins informed Jones (undisclosed) on Wednesday that he'll be released, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 2010 fifth-round pick spent 10 seasons in Miami, highlighted by a 135-tackle, five-interception showing in 2015. Jones' name has often popped up in trade rumors the past couple of years, with injuries and disagreements with coaches playing a role in his decline from peak form. The 32-year-old safety was bothered by rib and chest injuries in 2019, eventually landing on injured reserve in November after playing just four games. The last few years have been bumpy, but Jones has the type of track record that should lead to another opportunity in a starting job. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have freed up $5.3 million in 2020 cap space to continue their rebuilding project.
Jones (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones struggled with rib and chest injuries over the past month, and there's no indication that his current condition is related. The 31-year-old has only played four games this year. Bobby McCain (shoulder) was placed on IR as well, so Steven Parker and Eric Rowe are expected to assume starting duties.
Jones produced six tackles during Sunday's 37-20 loss to Buffalo.
Making his return from a four-game absence, Jones logged 67 percent of the defensive snaps and parlayed that playing time into a handful of tackles. He should get even more playing time as he further distances himself from his chest and ribs injuries.
Jones (chest/ribs) is active Week 11 against Buffalo.
Jones entered this contest with a "questionable" tag, but considering he was able to practice in full the last two days of the week, returning from a four-week absence was the most likely outcome. He'll resume his starting free safety role in the Miami secondary, and barring any setbacks, he should continue to serve as a useful IDP due to his regularly high tackle totals.
Jones (chest/ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones closed out the week with two full practice sessions, and he appears to be trending toward retaking the field after a four-game absence. However, due to the tricky nature of Jones' injury -- a cracked rib -- he can't yet be considered a guarantee to suit up Week 11.
Jones (chest/ribs) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Jones has missed the last four games while nursing a cracked rib, and he now appears back to full health. All signs look to be pointing toward the veteran safety suiting up for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bills, during which he stands to play his usual starting role.
Jones (ribs) said Wednesday that he's "almost 100 [percent]" and hopes to suit up against the Bills on Sunday, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jones practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, just as he managed to do twice last week. After a four-game absence, the starting safety appears to be trending in the right direction to retake the field. He'll have two more opportunities to log a full practice session ahead of Sunday's divisional tilt against the Bills.
Jones (chest) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones practiced twice in a limited capacity last week but was still inactive against the Colts, so this isn't necessarily a signal that he's making progress. Continue monitoring his practice status leading up to Sunday's matchup against the Bills, as he boasts solid IDP value with 21 tackles and a pass breakup over three games.
Jones (chest) is ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Colts, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones will miss a third straight game due to his lingering chest injury. The starting safety's absence will be a notable blow to Miami's secondary versus Indianapolis. Chris Lammons and Walt Aikens stand to play increased roles on defense in Jones' stead.
Jones (chest) is inactive for Sunday's Week 9 tilt against the Jets.
Jones had carried a doubtful tag and also missed the previous two games, so his status is of little surprise. Miami will miss Jones' presence in the back end of the defense with the speedy Robby Anderson in town for the Jets.
Jones (chest) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Jones was able to work as a limited participant Thursday and Friday, but he still has only a slim chance of retaking the field Sunday. The 31-year-old is likely to miss his third straight game with the chest injury.
Jones (chest) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jones missed Miami's last two games due to a lingering chest injury, so his return to practice is certainly encouraging. He could need to participate in full Friday in order to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Jets. Whenever Jones does return to the lineup, he'll start at safety and bring a valuable veteran presence to Miami's secondary.
Jones (chest) has been ruled out for Monday's contest against the Steelers, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jones has been unable to practice, so this designation is not surprising. With Bobby McCain (shoulder) listed as questionable, Walt Aikens and Steven Parker figure to be in line for big roles.
Jones (chest) didn't practice Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones sat out a second straight practice, and he's in danger of missing Monday's game against the Steelers if he can't get on the field Saturday. Bobby McCain (shoulder) has been limited thus far, so the Dolhpins could be without both starting safeties, bumping Walt Aikens and Steven Parker into starter duties.
Jones (chest) did not practice Thursday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones wasn't able to suit up or practice in any capacity last week, and he appears on track to sit out another contest. He'll have two more opportunities to participate in practice before Monday's tilt against Pittsburgh. If Jones is forced to miss any more time, Walt Aikens will play an increased role on defense once again.
Jones (chest) is ruled out for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Bills, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Jones wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, so his absence doesn't come as much of a surprise. Walt Aikens stands to see increased snaps on defense as long as Jones is unable to go.
Jones (chest) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Jones battled an ankle injury leading up to Week 6's game against the Redskins, but he was able to tough it out. This appears to be a new injury, though, and a DNP for the first practice report of the week is unfavorable for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Bills.
Jones made eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Redskins.
Jones appears to have recovered from his ankle issue, though it's worth noting that he only played 75 of snaps on defense Week 6. Due to his high weekly tackling floor, Jones is a solid option in IDP formats while healthy.
Jones (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Redskins.
Jones was able to put up a trio of limited practices this week, and he's progressed enough in his recovery to suit up versus Washington. With Xavien Howard (knee) sidelined, Jones' availability will be a notable boost for Miami's secondary.