The Miami Dolphins continue to take care of their own and live up to their word with news that the team has agreed to a five-year extension with Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones. Miami’s starting strong safety, who missed the last 10 games of the 2016 season with a shoulder injury, was set to enter the final year of his contract prior to this extension.
Sources confirm #Dolphins have signed 2016 Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones to a five-year contract extension.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 9, 2017
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the new contract pays Jones $60 million, with $35 million guaranteed.
Jones made the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career in 2015, and appeared to be working his way to another selection in 2016 before the injury ended his campaign. After being a fifth-round selection by the Dolphins in 2010, Jones has played in 84 games, starting 80 of them, with 535 tackles, 16 interceptions with three touchdowns, 40 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and nine sacks.
The Dolphins should be continuing to work on a contract extension for wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who, like the pre-extension Jones, will be entering his final contract year this season.