Reshad Jones ends holdout, reports to 'Fins minicamp


Reshad Jones' holdout lasted one day.

The safety showed up to Miami Dolphins minicamp Wednesday after skipping Tuesday's opening session, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The MMQB first reported the news.

Jones told the Miami Herald that he didn't want to be a distraction to his teammates and that the holdout is "behind me. I'm here to play football." Jones added that he has no plans to sit out training camp.

Jones planned to sit out minicamp in an effort to coax a contract extension that included more guaranteed money. The 28-year-old veteran is set to make just over $7 million each of the next two seasons, but feels that he's worth more.

"I personally believe I'm the best safety in the league," Jones said last season. "I know there are some great safeties in this league. I have a lot of respect for those guys. But my body of work speaks for itself. I've got versatility on my side. I can play both safety positions. I can make plays. I've got the numbers to back that up."

Jones threatened to sit out all of mandatory minicamp to prove his point. That threat lasted one day.

The safety is subject to a $12,765 fine for missing the first day of camp, per the CBA. Rapoport adds that it's unclear if the Dolphins will enforce that fine. Miami could excuse the fine as good faith in any contract negotiations moving forward. 

Whether Jones appearing at minicamp was a product of the sides closing in on a new deal or the safety deciding to avoid escalating fines remains to be seen.