The Miami Dolphins claimed safety Don Jones on Friday, a day after he was waived by the New England Patriots. Jones, who played in nine games for the Patriots this season, is a special teams ace, and provides Miami with much needed depth in the secondary.
Jones was a seventh round draft choice of the Dolphins in 2013, spending his rookie year with Miami, as well as the 2014 preseason. He was claimed off waivers by the Patriots in August when the Dolphins released him at the end of the preseason, likely looking to place him on the practice squad.
According to the Patriots, Jones recorded eight special teams tackles this season, giving him the third highest total on the club. He appeared in all 16 games as a rookie with the Dolphins, primarily playing special teams, recording 11 tackles.
The Dolphins face the Patriots for the second time this season on December 14, looking to win their third straight contest over their AFC East rivals. Miami beat New England in Week 1 as well as in Week 15 last season. The Dolphins last swept the Patriots in a season series in 2000, part of a five game winning streak.
Miami released cornerback Lowell Rose to make the roster space for Jones.