Mike McDaniel “hopeful and optimistic” Byron Jones will play in 2022

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The Dolphins have been without Byron Jones all year, as the cornerback remains on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing offseason surgery on his ankle/Achilles area.

Coming off a Week 11 bye, head coach Mike McDaniel was asked about Jones’ status on Monday.

At this point, still nothing has changed. But, via multiple reporters, McDaniel said he’s “hopeful and optimistic” that Jones will be able to play eventually this season.

During the offseason, McDaniel said multiple times that he was confident Jones would be ready for the start of the season. Now Jones still does not appear ready as the calendar has nearly flipped to December.

Jones signed a five-year deal with the Dolphins in 2020. Last year, he recorded 10 passes defensed and a forced fumble.

Miami gets to ease back into action again by taking on one-win Houston in Week 12.

6 responses to “Mike McDaniel “hopeful and optimistic” Byron Jones will play in 2022

  1. If Jones could be back in week 15 for the Bills game, that would be great. If not save him for the playoffs. When you look at what is left on the Dolphins’ schedule for QBs, Davis Mills, Jimmy Garoppolo, Zack Wilson, Mack Jones and a questionable Aaron Rodgers I think the secondary will be able to get us to the post season.

  2. Byron Jones will not play this regular season – maybe show up for a playoff game if the Fish go but that’s about it. He signed that huge contract in 2020 and like almost every player doesn’t want to earn it – it’s telling with the timing the way HE opted for surgery & his snail pace recovery where his head is on wanting to play.AND it not only cost Miami for Jones’s deal but it also forced them sign X Howard to his monstrous contract so he wouldn’t throw a tantrum…and he’s banged up too!

  3. This is why nfl contracts should be by performance you get what you earn and a base salary with different teirs on past salary’s

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