The Miami Dolphins get back to training camp practices today after a day off on Tuesday. Joining them in the workout for the first time could be safety Reshad Jones, who started camp on the Non-Football Injury list. Jones sustained a minor muscle injury working out on his own just before camp started.
The Dolphins have announced that they have activated Jones on Wednesday, allowing him to practice for the first time.
We have activated safety Reshad Jones off the non-football injury list. pic.twitter.com/vjn5k4ZPPo— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 2, 2017
“I’m taking this a little slow just because with that being a calf injury, I don’t want to bring him back too fast,” head coach Adam Gase said after Monday’s practice when asked about Jones. “It’s like one of those deals that in my experience, especially talking to the trainers where, if you have any kind of setback on that, it’s a long period of time. So the last thing I want to do is lose him for an extended period of time. If that means we kind of lost him here at the beginning of camp, I’m okay with that, especially with him … You’ve got to tell him he’s an old man now. So we just want to be smart with it.”
Jones, a 2015 Pro Bowl selection, missed 10 games in 2016 after sustaining a shoulder injury. He was a full participant in the team’s offseason training program and appeared to be 100 percent healthy before the calf injury that landed him on the NFI list. Miami will likely be deliberately slow in ramping up his activity in practices over the next few days, but it is a good sign that Jones is ready to be pulled off the NFI.