According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Miami Dolphins have agree on four-year, $30 million contract with fourth-year strong safety Reshad Jones. Jones’ annual salary of $7.5 million per makes him the fifth-highest paid safety in the entire National Football League.
Jones recorded nearly 100 tackles and four interceptions in his second full season as Miami’s starting strong safety last year. In addition, Pro Football Focus graded the veteran out as the third-best overall safety in the league last year. Interestingly enough, Jones performed much better in coverage than against the run, but was strong in both categories.
With a revamped secondary that includes rookie additions Will Davis and Jamar Taylor as well as veteran free agent Brent Grimes, Miami appears to be set up to have a strong secondary for the foreseeable future.
Jones’ extension only adds to this.
Vincent Frank is an NFL featured columnist at Bleacher Report.
Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle8:00-9:30 every Wednesday.