INDIANAPOLIS–The Dolphins have two key players under consideration for contract extensions this offseason, and general manager Chris Grier is optimistic they’ll get a deal done smoothly with safety Reshad Jones.
Jones has one year for $8 million left and is thought to be a holdout risk, but Grier doesn’t think that will be an issue.
“We’re working towards it right now,” Grier said this morning when asked if the team will reach a deal with Jones before the season starts. “We’re talking with his agent, and they’re going back and forth. Obviously with the Eric Berry deal getting done that may help speed things up, too.”
Jones, 29, made the Pro Bowl in 2015 but missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. He has fully recovered and is expected to participate in the full offseason program.
Berry, a three-time all-pro selection, agreed to the largest deal ever for safety Tuesday. He re-upped with the Chiefs for six years, $78 million with $40 million guaranteed.
Grier was also asked about an extension for Jarvis Landry and said he hopes it’s something they get done “in the future.”
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