Dolphins’ Jones signs $29.3 million, 4-year deal

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones signed a $29.3 million,
four-year contract that includes $15 million guaranteed.

Jones, a fifth-round draft choice by Miami in 2010, has started
30 games in his career, including every game in last year. Last
year he led the team with four interceptions and ranked fourth in
tackles with 95, both career highs.

”I think I demonstrated last year I’m one of the elite safeties
in the game,” Jones said Tuesday after the Dolphins announced the
extension.

”This shows how much these guys trust me as a player and a
person,” Jones said. ”This takes the pressure off. I know where
my home is the next couple of years.”

The deal includes a $5 million signing bonus.

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