Reshad Jones restructures deal with Dolphins

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The Dolphins have carved out some more 2017 cap space by moving some money around in safety Reshad Jones‘ contract.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has restructured Jones’ deal. The base salary for 2018 will drop from $9.375 million to $970,000 as a result of the move, but Jones will still see all the money over the life of his deal.

The move frees up around $6.6 million in cap space for Miami. They are also expected to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, although they won’t recognize the savings associated with that move for a while if he is designated a June 1 cut.

Jones missed 10 games in 2016 with a shoulder injury, but returned to start every game for the Dolphins in 2017. He had 122 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two interceptions.

6 responses to “Reshad Jones restructures deal with Dolphins

  1. Most underrated safety in the NFL. It was a joke that he didn’t get voted as an all pro two seasons ago when he led all safeties in tackles with 135 along with 5 int’s, 2 returned for TD’s, 10 pass defended and 2 sacks. He got voted into the pro bowl as an alternate, that’s how much of a popularity contest it is. Best in the box safety in the game.

  2. Great Team Guy…. if I bought Jerseys; I would definately buy his, but then again that means the Dolphins will just ship him off soon for a 6th rounder in 2021. I love how the Dolphins have gone from $3M in the negative to over $52M in Cap, but who are we doing this for? Quinn, Albert and Amendola are nice pickups, but all the LB, TE and Guards quality FA’s are gone already? I don’t get it?

  3. The Dolphins success in 2018 rests with Tannehill. If he picks up where he left off in 2016 when he got hurt. You will see 10-11 wins. If he is injured or regresses you will have another 6-10, 7-9 season with tons of missed opportunities. All these other trades and signings are nice, but if the QB doesn’t perform you really have nothing in today’s NFL.

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