Cornerback Byron Jones didn’t play at all in 2022 and he won’t be playing for the Dolphins in 2023 either.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Dolphins will release Jones after the start of the new league year on March 15. The move will be designated as a post-June 1 cut and would set the Dolphins up for $13.6 million in savings under the salary cap.
Jones recently tweeted that he “can’t run or jump” because of his injuries, including the ankle and Achilles ones that kept him out last year. Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier declined to speculate on what path things would take when asked about Jones at the Scouting Combine, but his condition pointed in the direction of a release.
In 30 games with the Dolphins, Jones recorded 95 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.