According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter and confirmed by various local media, the Miami Dolphins have signed safety Reshad Jones to a four year extension. The deal will pay Jones $30 million, with $15 million guaranteed.
An average salary of $7.5 million per year puts Jones as the fifth highest salary per year for safeties, behind Troy Polamalu, Eric Berry, Dashon Goldson, and Eric Weddle..
In three years in the league, Jones has recorded six interceptions and 172 tackles over 44 games with 29 starts. He broke out last year, a year in which many thought he should have been a Pro Bowl selection, with four interceptions and 95 tackles.
There was concern leading into the Dolphins' offseason workout schedule that Jones, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, would skip all of the "voluntary" workouts in an effort to reach a new contract deal. The team reportedly talked to Jones and asked that he come in for the workouts, while promising to take care of him this summer. It now appears the team held up their end of the bargain.
With Jones signed, the Dolphins now can turn their attention to other potential free agents in 2014, including defensive tackles Paul Soliai and Randy Starks, linebacker Koa Misi, and guard Richie Incognito. The team also signed several players, including tight end Dustin Keller and cornerback Brent Grimes, to one year deals this past offseason.