Reshad Jones on Miami Dolphins contract: ‘They kept their word.’

Dolphins strong safety Reshad Jones has a brand-new deal. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

All Reshad Jones wanted from the Miami Dolphins was a contract he felt was fair.

The Dolphins told Jones and the world that it would get done and it did.

“They kept their word,” Jones said Thursday, after agreeing to a new five-year contract reportedly worth $60-million. I’m glad it’s behind me. It’s a surreal moment. I’m excited to be back. I’m excited to be out there with my teammates.”

Jones has never shied away from his belief he is one of the top safeties in the NFL. And he’s not shy about admitting it’s important he be paid as such.

“I think it was important,” Jones said. “I put so much into this game. My hard work and dedication, it paid off for me. And I’m thankful. I’m grateful.”

Jones said he’ll be healthy for Miami’s off-season program. But beyond that, he didn’t want to make too many predictions about what the next five years will hold.

“I wish I could tell the future,” Jones said. “But I do know I’m going to give it my all, dedicating myself on and off the field to this game and to the Miami Dolphins. And who knows? I think I have a high ceiling. I just want to continue to be consistent and continue to show i’m one of the best safeties in this game.”

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