NFL Draft 2017: Reshad Jones hopes Miami Dolphins go defense

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

Aventura — Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones said he was fully cleared last week in his recovery from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss the last 10 games of last season.

Jones was feeling so good he was able to golf in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Tournament at Turnberry Isle Miami.

“I’ll be ready to go,” Jones said Friday. “I’ve been feeling good lately.”

The Dolphins are likely to add to their defense in the early rounds of the NFL Draft next Thursday and Friday night.

And Jones sounds enthusiastic about the idea of using draft choices on that side of the ball.

“Hope so,” Jones said. “We always can use defensive talent. But I know whoever we get, out staff will get some great guys that will be able to come in and help us right away.”

The Dolphins released safety Isa Abdul-Quddus due to a serious neck/shoulder injury. But Miami added safeties Nate Allen and T.J. McDonald this off-season.

“Two great players,” Jones said. “Me and Nate came out together. He’s a a good player, solid player. Both of those guys are good. So it should be fun and interesting.”

Jones didn’t play too close attention to the NFL schedule release this week, but he did notice the Dolphins will be featured in four prime time games, including two on Monday Night, one on Sunday night and one on Thursday night.

“I think we’re getting a little noticed now,” Jones said. “We made the playoffs last year. We got the ball rolling in the right direction. We just have to keep things going.”

Among the other Dolphins who participated in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Tournament were: coach Adam Gase and players Matt Moore, Brandon Doughty, Jermon Bushrod, Ted Larsen, Walt Aikens, Sam Young and Andrew Franks.

The tournament offered cancer fighters a chance to golf and interact with athletes and other celebrity guests. Funds raised from the tournament benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

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