The Miami Dolphins have released safety Reshad Jones. He will not become a free agent until the free agency period officially begins on March 18. However, teams can start talking with Jones on March 16 during the “tampering period.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Dolphins are releasing two-time Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones, per source. The move will become official March 18. His release will free up $5.3 million against the Dolphins’ salary cap.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2020
Schefter also reported that the move will give the Dolphins $5.3 million in salary cap relief. This is crucial to the Dolphins rebuild, as they will need a large amount of cap room when the team takes shape after the 2020 and 2021 NFL Drafts.
Jones is a two-time Pro Bowler who has had 21 interceptions, 10.5 sacks and 776 combined tackles since he entered the league in 2010. He only played in four games last season, starting in all four. This was only the second time in his 10 year career that he played in less than 12 games, as he was placed on injured reserve in 2016 and 2019.
The market will be wide open for a ball-hawk safety like Jones. But, again, the release does not go through until the 18th. Stay tuned to TGH for all the free agency breaking news once the 2020 free agency period begins.
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