The Miami Dolphins’ players were off on Monday, recharging their batteries after their first preseason game on Sunday night. We know, the Sunday night game wasn’t pretty and we’re pretty sure that the Dolphins coaches will use the next two days of practice to hammer home how unhappy they were with the performance. The Dolphins turned the ball over, gave up 170 yards on the ground and looked generally sloppy all night against the Cowboys.
The Dolphins front office, however, was not off on Monday. In fact, Jeff Ireland made a solid move….albeit a little late. The Dolphins and safety Reshad Jones agreed to a 4 year, $30 million contract extension Monday evening. This ensures that Jones will be in aqua and orange through his prime playing days. Jones really emerged as a top safety in the league last season. He should have made the Pro Bowl, but is still not quite the household name.
The Dolphins are hoping Jones can continue to improve on last season and rewarded his solid work. Jones is a former 5th round pick out of Georgia who has worked his way up from a backup to a borderline Pro Bowler. Jones made it clear that he wanted a new contract earlier this offseason when he skipped a voluntary OTA. The move appears to have paid off as it got the Dolphins attention. Since missing that one day, he has done everything right, acting like a true professional. We’re excited to see how Jones does in the secondary with a player like Brent Grimes. Congratulations Reshad on your new deal! (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)