There’s some drama brewing down in South Florida between former UGA standout, Reshad Jones, and the Miami Dolphins’ front office.
Jones is expected to continue his offseason holdout throughout the Dolphins’ mandatory minicamp this week. Jones is expected to make a little over $7 million this season based off his four-year, $29.285 million contract he signed prior to the 2013 season. His contract makes him the 9th highest paid safety in the NFL and the second highest paid strong safety, behind former Tennessee adversary Eric Berry.
Jones is coming off his most productive season for Miami, in which he put up the best numbers of his career, essentially helping him make his first Pro Bowl of his five-year career. Jones led the Dolphins in tackles (135), interceptions (5), and interceptions returned for a touchdown (2). His 135 tackles ranked 4th best in the NFL for any position, a remarkable feat for a safety. Jones has always been a ball hawk, and during his time in Athens he became the eighth player in UGA history to lead the team in interceptions in consecutive seasons
Jones has already missed all of the team’s voluntary OTAs and has vowed to skip all of minicamp, which started on Tuesday. The team could not fine Jones for skipping the voluntary offseason workouts but minicamp is mandatory, meaning the team can now fine him a little over $25,000 for each day that he skips.
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