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No contract talks yet for Reshad Jones, Dolphins

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When safety Reshad Jones reversed course and returned to work after a brief absence from Dolphins offseason workouts, it was reported that the Dolphins told Jones’ agent that talks on a new contract would begin “eventually” if Jones kept showing up for work.

Eventually can mean a lot of things and, in this case, it did not mean before the end of June. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that talks have yet to begin between the Dolphins and Jones, who is headed into the final year of his contract. As Jackson points out, the Dolphins have a good amount of cap space under the 2014 cap although they have several players on expiring deals.

One imagines Jones is at or near the top of that list. He’s coming off a very strong season and the 2010 fifth-rounder is going to be a key player for the Fins again next season. The team has the franchise tag at its disposal, which will likely be a good thing if they can’t strike a long-term deal because Jones would have plenty of suitors around the league.

There doesn’t figure to be another absence from Jones come camp as he’s subject to fines he wasn’t in danger of receiving during the spring, which limits his leverage to turning in another excellent season on the field.

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7 Responses to “No contract talks yet for Reshad Jones, Dolphins”
  1. bchapman2011 says: Jun 30, 2013 12:52 PM

    He has had only one good year. He has huge upside but needs to show that last season was not a fluke. If his play holds up through the first 8 weeks this season Miami will begin to negotiate.

  2. markeyh says: Jun 30, 2013 1:22 PM

    Miami would be smart to negotiate with him now he is a solid player and you only get better

  3. thewarrenmoon says: Jun 30, 2013 2:18 PM

    Damn and I was gonna name my kid Reshad…..seems too popular now. Guess I will stick with Tyler.

  4. dolfandave2 says: Jun 30, 2013 3:54 PM

    I forgot about Jones. I was thinking by preliminary idications, and I know this is very preliminary, that we would wind up franchising Brent Grimes as I am expecting he will have a super year. Jones not being extended could impact this. I would think the middle of the season would be reasonable too.

  5. miamikillerdolphins says: Jun 30, 2013 4:13 PM

    He had the best year at safety then any dolphins safety had in 10 years! Pay the man!We will own the AFC this year.Any comments haters?

  6. frankdatank23 says: Jun 30, 2013 5:32 PM

    Yeah here’s ones….. Just shut up and be patient fellow dolphin fans. Lets not act like redskins fans last year. Reshad needs only to maintain to earn that big contract, Miami is prepared….just wanting to see more.

  7. jrcoop says: Jun 30, 2013 9:55 PM

    There are no more “voluntary” workouts, so he’ll be in attendance, new contract or not. That said, they’ll “eventually” get him a new one, just like they did with Cam Wake.

    He probably won’t get the franchise tag this year since that’s already been applied to Randy Starks, another player that wants a new contract.

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