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Reshad Jones | Defensive Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Georgia
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Dolphins activated S Reshad Jones from the reserve/suspended list.
Jones will slide back in as the Dolphins' starting strong safety, sending fill-in Jimmy Wilson back to the nickel/bench. An every-down player, Jones led all safeties in snaps last season, racking up 107 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one pick. Tue, Sep 30, 2014 03:26:00 PM

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NFL suspended Dolphins SS Reshad Jones four games for violating the league's policy against performance enhancing drugs.

He'll join DE Dion Jordan on the sidelines for the first month. (Jordan was popped for the same infraction.) Jones' loss is a big blow to the back end of Miami's defense, where he is an every-down player and excels in run support. "I worked closely with the union to investigate what happened, and I learned that a supplement I took caused the positive test," said Jones in a statement. "I deeply regret not investigating the supplement carefully before I took it, and I will never again take a supplement without having it checked." The Fins figure to turn to CB/S Jimmy Wilson at strong safety for the first four games.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 03:51:00 PM

Dolphins signed SS Reshad Jones to a four-year, $30 million contract.

Jones had planned to skip spring OTAs because he was upset he wasn't part of GM Jeff Ireland's spending spree. He ended up reporting, and Ireland promised Jones "eventual" contract discussions. The 2010 fifth-rounder had one year left on his rookie deal at $1.323 million, but he's now the fifth highest-paid safety in the league at $7.5 million annually. Jones graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 safety in 2012. It's a rare diligent commitment by the Dolphins, locking up their own talent. Jones is only 25 years old.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Dolphins SS Reshad Jones has reported to training camp.

Jones threatened to skip the Dolphins' offseason program while angling for a new contract, but is now resigned to playing out the final year of his rookie deal. After spending over $200 million in free agency, GM Jeff Ireland has still yet to even approach Jones about an extension. Jones started all 16 games in 2012 and finished fourth on the team with 95 tackles.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 10:02:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins and SS Reshad Jones "haven't started" contract extension talks.

Jones, 25, had planned to skip OTAs last month, but he showed up in exchange for "eventual" long-term contract discussions. GM Jeff Ireland holds all of the leverage, now, because Jones can be fined if he doesn't report to training camp. Pro Football Focus' No. 3 safety last season, Jones likely isn't thrilled with Ireland after he spent over $200 million in free agency and didn't even approach him about an extension. Jones has one year left on his rookie deal.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Dolphins SS Reshad Jones will report to OTAs on Tuesday in exchange for contract extension talks "eventually."

Jones was a no-show at the facility on Monday, but OTAs don't start until Tuesday. He'll be in attendance after his agent and GM Jeff Ireland spoke "several times" late into Monday evening. Ireland reportedly promised "eventual" contract talks, but it's unclear what "eventual" means. If talks don't start prior to training camp, Jones loses any leverage he had. The 25-year-old has one year left on his rookie deal at $1.323 million.
Tue, May 21, 2013 08:22:00 AM

A source close to Dolphins SS Reshad Jones confirmed Jones is skipping OTAs due to displeasure with his contract.

The source says Jones won't report to any of the Fins' upcoming three OTA practices "unless contract talks begin." The Dolphins are also missing Randy Starks, who signed his one-year franchise tender but would prefer a long-term commitment. Starks will be back by training camp. The Fins' bigger problem is Jones, who clearly has a bone to pick after GM Jeff Ireland spent over $200 million in max contractual worth this offseason, and didn't include him.
Mon, May 20, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Dolphins SS Reshad Jones was a no-show for the start of OTAs Monday, and the team spent "much of the morning" attempting to locate him.

Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero passes along "speculation" among teammates that Jones -- entering a contract year -- is "unsatisfied" with the progress of long-term extension talks with the Dolphins. GM Jeff Ireland spent more money than any front-office executive in the NFL this offseason, so Jones understandably feels snubbed after a breakout 2012 season. It's an inherent risk with free-agency building, as the Fins did. Locker-room turmoil is near inevitable.
Mon, May 20, 2013 01:30:00 PM

The Palm Beach Post also expects the Dolphins to try and sign SS Reshad Jones to a contract extension.

The Miami Herald thought the same thing earlier in the month. Jones turns 25 next month and is entering the final year of his rookie deal, which pays $1.323 million. He started all 16 games in 2012 and finished fourth on the team with 95 tackles. Jones is a solid building block after being a fifth-round pick in 2010.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Dolphins SS Reshad Jones' base salary will be up from $575,000 to $1.323 million in 2013 after he hit escalators in his rookie contract.

Jones was a standout player in 2012, starting all 16 games and recording 95 tackles, nine passes defensed, and four interceptions. Jones, in his third year out of Georgia, graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 safety for the year, just behind Eric Weddle and Jairus Byrd. The Miami Herald reported earlier this month that the Dolphins are working on locking Jones up this offseason. He has one year left on his deal.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 05:02:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are currently trying to sign SS Reshad Jones to a contract extension.

Jones turns 25 in February and is entering the final year of his rookie deal. He emerged as a legit top-five safety in 2012, grading out third in Pro Football Focus' ratings behind only Eric Weddle and Jairus Byrd. Jones is a building block for Kevin Coyle's defense. We'd expect him to target a deal similar to that of Raiders SS Tyvon Branch, who inked a four-year, $26.6 million contract last offseason. Branch's deal contains $17.6 million guaranteed.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 04:07:00 PM

Dolphins SS Reshad Jones led the team with 14 tackles (11 solo) while making several key third-down stops at Buffalo in Week 11.

Pro Football Focus credits Jones with an incredible eight stops (any tackle that prevents a successful offensive play), doubling his season total. He also forced a pair of fumbles. Under new DC Kevin Coyle, Jones has flown under the radar as a Pro Bowl caliber player this season, excelling in coverage as well as run support.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 12:59:00 PM

Dolphins FS Reshad Jones "solidified" a starting job during OTAs.

Jones will man free safety, while Chris Clemons tries to hold off converted CB Jimmy Wilson at strong safety. Per the Miami Herald, Jones had four INTs during June practices, including a pick-six of Ryan Tannehill. A 12-game starter in 2011, the 24-year-old Jones racked up 67 tackles and two sacks.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 06:08:00 PM

Reshad Jones expects to play both safety positions in the Dolphins' new defense.

Jones spent the majority of OTAs at free safety after starting 12 games there last season. "I’m interchangeable," Jones said. "I can play either one. The safeties are just more active now (in new DC Kevin Coyle's scheme). ... More area to cover." Even if he's shifted around during the season, Jones will open camp at free safety, with Chris Clemons manning strong safety.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 08:56:00 AM

Reshad Jones is penciled in as the Dolphins' starting free safety.

Jones split time with with Tyrone Culver last season, compiling 60 tackles and two sacks in his 12 starts. But even if Jones does win the full-time job this season, there's more IDP upside at the strong safety spot currently held by Chris Clemons. Yeremiah Bell had 107 tackles out of that position last season.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 08:42:00 AM