Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones pulled himself out of the team’s game against the New York Jets, head coach Adam Gase revealed after the team’s 13-6 win. Jones was on the sideline throughout much of the game, but remained in uniform and no injury update was ever passed to the media. Jones was not in the locker room after the game for comment.
Jones has been playing through a shoulder issue. He has 35 tackles this season, including one on Sunday.
“I’ll probably learn a little more tonight,” Gase said of the situation with Jones.
Matthew Cannata, who was at the game covering it for The Phinsider, tweeted that players in the locker room all said they do not know what was happening with Jones, but that one player said Jones would not pull himself out of the game without a reason.
The Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley tweeted a Dolphins defender told him that he was “not surprised” Jones pulled himself from the contest. Armando Salguero, also from the Miami Herald, reported a Dolphins source told him, “If [Jones] doesn’t want to play for us, [bleep] it.”
The Dolphins face the Green Bay Packers next week. The drama surrounding what happened with Jones will definitely be a part of the build up for that game.