Miami Dolphins’ safety Reshad Jones had his best year last year since being drafted in the fifth round out of Georgia in 2010 and is headed into the last year of his rookie contract. Jones feigned the idea of a hold out by actually holding out from some of the team’s voluntary off-season workouts. To avoid fines, Jones re-joined the team with hope that his attendance would spark talks with the Dolphins regarding his contact. The Dolphins didn’t see it that way.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that contract talks have yet to begin between the Dolphins and Jones which goes against what his agent thought would happen when Jones showed up for work.
The best thing for Jackson to do is play out the final year of his contract to prove last year wasn’t a fluke. He’s only coming off his rookie contract. The Dolphins have tons of cap room in 2014 and would make Jones a priority if he continues his play from last year. They will also have the option to use the franchise tag to keep other suitors away in case they can’t strike a deal with Jones.
As mentioned above, Jones will be fined if he holds out from training camp and he does not have Darrelle Revis money where he could stay away and pay the fines. I fully expect to see Jones at camp at the end of July.