Miami Dolphins, Reshad Jones reach new five-year deal

Miami Dolphins strong safety Reshad Jones celebrates an interception he made in the end zone at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on August 25, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

The Miami Dolphins have locked up safety Reshad Jones on a new five-year deal.

The deal is worth $60 million, including $35 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

Jones missed the last 10 games of the regular season and Miami’s playoff game with a shoulder injury, but the Dolphins expect him back at full strength this season.

Jones can run and cover and hit and has tremendous instincts. He plays with passion and effort that has endeared him to the organization, particularly coach Adam Gase.

Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus is going to be waived/failed physical, according to a league source. And unfortunately, another league source said Abdul-Quddus (neck) is not expected to play again.

Locking up Jones long-term was essential.

In 2015, Jones had 135 tackles, including 106 solo, 2 sacks, 5 interceptions (2 returned for touchdowns).

Jones is a playmaker. He has dramatically exceeded expectations since he was drafted by Miami in the fifth round of the 2010 Draft.

Jones was the sixth-best safety in the NFL in 2016, according to Pro Football Focus. Jones was the third-best safety in the NFL in coverage.

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