Dolphins tell Reshad Jones he won’t be traded

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The Dolphins may or may not trade some veterans as part of their rebuild.

Safety Reshad Jones apparently won’t be one of them.

Jones told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald he received that word from management that he wasn’t going anywhere.

They said I won’t be traded this year,” Jones said.

The 31-year-old Jones is still a quality starter, and trading him would leave a $4 million dead money hit. He has $11 million in guaranteed base salary this year, which probably means it would be hard to get anything resembling his actual value in a trade. They’re deep at safety, but Jones said he’s prepared to do what is asked of him.

“Whatever my role is I am willing to take on and be the best I can,” he said. “I can play free safety, I can play strong safety. New coaching, new staff, new system, that’s part of it.

“I still have Pro Bowl caliber in me, a lot of good football in me that I can play. I’m just trying to be the best player I can be. I’m focusing on doing everything I can to help this team.”

Other players could still be made available, including linebacker Kiko Alonso and wide receiver Kenny Stills.

13 responses to “Dolphins tell Reshad Jones he won’t be traded

  1. That’s both good and bad. Jones is one of the best safeties in the NFL, so it’s nice to keep him. However, it’s unlikely that he’ll ever be part of a championship team, maybe not even the playoffs again.

  2. But they wanted to! No one would touch that big salary and Phins got $17M deadcap on him this year. He can be cut next Spring without too much headache, enjoy a last year in Miami.

  3. Stills and Alonzo are not gonna be wearing a Dolphins uniform this season if they can somehow get something in return for them.
    An injury somewhere will make that happen

  4. Let’s go Dolphins. Like the attitude of Flores. Love the app but all you have is negative people with nothing better to do. Always believe it will be a good year and then move on to the next. Dolphins for life!

  5. Sounds like he’s happy with that. Seems a little weird to me. At 31 I’m happy to be on a team that for the extent of my career has little chance of even making the playoffs. Happy to be just a check collector? Who wants that on your team? And btw, who was the numb nuts to give him that contract?

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