Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones was unhappy with the team early on in the offseason because of their spending spree despite the fact that he was not involved in any contract discussions of his own. Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland promised Jones that he would eventually get a new contract and Jones reported to workouts.
Now, the Dolphins have reportedly made good on their promise by signing Jones to a new four-year deal.
The news comes from Pro Football Talk on Twitter.
There is no word on the financial terms of the deal, but many expect that Jones will become one of the league’s highest paid safeties. Before the extension, he was slated to make $1.323 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
It was just a year ago that Jones racked up 94 tackles with two forced fumbles and four interceptions.
His presence in the Miami Dolphins defensive backfield is certainly a boost for the team, so it was a good move for them to lock him up before he became a free agent during the offseason.