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Report: Dolphins give Reshad Jones five-year, $60 million extension

Reshad Jones
Written by Ethan Sears

The Miami Dolphins have signed safety Reshad Jones to a five-year, $60 million contract extension, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal includes $35 million guaranteed.

Jones, 29, has been one of the best safeties in the league for a long time. Last season, he ranked sixth at the position per Pro Football Focus grading at 88.5, the fourth time in the last five years with a grade above 86. Locking up Jones was undoubtedly a priority for Miami.

The Dolphins’ defense was spotty last year as they ranked 14th in pass defense DVOA. However, they were eighth in DVOA against deep balls, thanks in large part to Jones. With Isa Abdul-Quddus at strong safety alongside Jones, the Dolphins should be confident at the safety position for a long time.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.