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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