Dolphins restructure Byron Jones’ contract for cap space

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After acquiring receiver Tyreek Hill and signing him to a lucrative new deal, the Dolphins have made another move to gain some cap space.

Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Dolphins gained $10.604 million in cap room by converting $13.255 million of cornerback Byron Jones‘ base salary into a signing bonus.

Yates added Miami also reworked safety Clayton Fejedelem‘s contract to gain $750,000 in cap space.

Jones has three years left on the five-year, $82 million contract he signed with the Dolphins in 2020.

In 2021, Jones recorded 58 total tackles, 10 passes defensed, and one forced fumble in 16 games.

The 27th overall pick of the 2015 draft, Jones has 57 career passes defensed and four interceptions in 109 games.

9 responses to “Dolphins restructure Byron Jones’ contract for cap space

  1. This is exactly how the NFL works in one article. Everyone is making comments about the Tyreek deal and they did the same a few years back when they signed Byron Jones. He restructures with some monkey math, the Dolphins released 2 players yesterday and all of a sudden Tyreek’s salary is just fine. In a few years Tyreek will restructure or be traded or released. He will never see that $120M. This is the NFL version of moneyball.

  2. 10 mill is a huge amount.. hope this means they keep parker and add another O-lineman

  3. MortimerInMiami says:
    March 25, 2022 at 12:16 pm
    Brady will be a Dolphin soon!

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    He’s pretty bad in Miami. lol

  4. Well if Grier didn’t blow his draft pick 3 years ago, our starting corner would be Inge.

  5. Miami is making great moves!T Hill is only 28 and Tua and Waddle have 3 or 4 more years on their rookie contracts. Don’t forget Miami still has 2 1st round picks in next years draft that will have several young Qbs in it!That is if only Tua doesn’t work out!They even have a solid backup plan! Fins Up!

  6. People keep mentioning having multiple first round picks in 2023 but how many great picks has Grier made in the first….or any round of the draft in his career?

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