REPORTS: Reshad Jones To Be Released

The Reshad Jones era in Miami has reportedly come to an end.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Dolphins will release the two-time Pro Bowl safety. Per the report, the move will become official on March 18 and will free up $5.3 million against the salary cap.

"We want to thank Reshad for everything he has done for the Miami Dolphins," General Manager Chris Grier said. "I have known Reshad since spending time with him at Georgia and have been impressed with everything he's been able to accomplish. We wish him the best moving forward."

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Jones, a fifth-round pick in 2010 out of Georgia, played in 128 games and over 7,400 snaps with Miami. He recorded 763 career combined tackles, 41 for a loss and 10.5 sacks. Jones always found the football, his Dolphins tenure comes to a close with 21 interceptions, three forced fumbles and seven recoveries. Jones ranks second in team history with six defensive touchdowns behind only Hall of Fame defensive end Jason Taylor.

Jones' first Pro Bowl selection came in 2015 when the safety picked off five passes (two returned for scores) and made a career-best 135 tackles. Jones earned Pro Football Focus' second-highest run defending grade among safeties that season, leading his position with 51 run stops.

The former Bulldog had countless big moments as a member of the aqua and orange including his most recent homecoming in a 2017 game at the Falcons. The Atlanta native secured a Dolphins victory with an interception in the game's deciding moments. 

Jones was Pro Football Focus' fourth-highest graded safety in 2012, his breakout season. He allowed a completion percentage of just 48.7 in coverage and 247 receiving yards on the year. Jones had three seasons as top-10 graded run defender in his career.

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