In a move that likely won’t come to a shock to anyone, the Miami Dolphins are releasing two-time Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones in a move that will become official on March 18th, according to ESPN’s Adan Schefter.
Jones, 31, has been a big part of the Dolphins’ core over the past decade and was the team’s longest tenured player, but his big cap number coupled by a number of issues that have required multiple surgeries over the last few seasons have led the team to part with Jones.
The Dolphins will free up $5.3 million against the salary cap when Jones is officially release, adding to the a total that already has the Dolphins with the most salary cap space among NFL teams as we enter free agency.
Jones signed a five-year, $60 million deal back in March 2017 and was scheduled to make $11.5 million in 2020 with $2 million already guaranteed.
Jones has collected 21 interceptions, 10.5 sacks and 4 defensive touchdowns in his career. Jones played in only four games during the 2019 season before ending the season on the injured reserve list, and has had surgery on both shoulders over the course of the last few seasons.