March 9, 2017
Miami Dolphins sign Jones to contract extension
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have signed safety Reshad Jones to a contract extension through the 2021 season.
Jones started the first six games for the Dolphins in 2016 before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 6. In those six contests, Jones recorded 51 tackles (31 solo), 0.5 sacks, one interception and four passes defensed. He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2015 season and was co-recipient of the Dan Marino Most Valuable Player award when he started all 16 games and recorded 135 tackles (106 solo), two sacks, five interceptions, including two for touchdowns, 10 passes defensed, two sacks and one fumble recovery. His five interceptions in 2015 were the most by a Dolphins safety since 2002.
In his seven-year NFL career, Jones has played in 94 games with 80 starts and totaled 542 tackles (420 solo), nine sacks, 16 interceptions, 40 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (163rd overall) by the Dolphins in the 2010 NFL draft.