Chris Grier on Byron Jones: A lot of moving parts right now

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Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones recently wrote on Twitter that he “can’t run or jump” because of the injuries he’s suffered while playing football, including the ankle and Achilles injuries that kept him out for all of last season, and that naturally cast a lot of doubt on his playing future.

Jones is not expected to announce his retirement — doing so would risk forfeiting millions in signing bonus money — but the Dolphins could make him a post-June 1 cut in order to clear $13.6 million in cap space later this year. On Wednesday, General Manager Chris Grier said the team is not currently “making any assumptions on anything and just letting him continue to attack his rehab and see what happens.”

“He’s under contract with us right now,” Grier said. “[Defensive coordinator] Vic [Fangio] is back in Florida kind of looking over the team. Obviously, he’s going to have some say in this with his scheme and what we’re doing and we’ll also talk with Byron, too. A lot of moving parts right now.”

Jones spent two seasons as a starter in Miami before missing all of 2022 and it looks like a good bet that they’ll be moving forward without him one way or another in 2023.

5 responses to “Chris Grier on Byron Jones: A lot of moving parts right now

  1. This was another disastrous signing by Grier, their is one major reason why he has not been fired at this point.

  2. Restructure his contract to allow him to retire and not pay back the $4 mil. In return the Dolphins don’t take cap hits of a total of $14 mil until 2026.

  3. I find it odd to say the least when it was being noted Byron Jones was practicing at or very near his pre-Achilles injury during last seasons training camp. Some within the Miami organization including McDaniels & Grier were excited even talking about him as if he was playing on day 1 & solidifying the secondary and then nothing. Even the local sportswriters & folks in the “know” were oblivious to him not returning to the lineup! Now Jones tweets – ” he can’t jump & can’t run ” but he’s NOT retiring ? Something smells & IMHO believe Byron Jones QUIT & wants out of Miami for whatever reason.

  4. If the Dolphins could somehow convince a team to take a shot on him (15 mill for a possible pro bowl CB is a worthy gamble IMO) it would be a miracle lol… hope miracles are possible though.

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