No player has been more of a constant in the Miami Dolphins secondary over the years than safety Reshad Jones, but his presence is now in serious doubt for the remainder of this season.
Jones has been playing through a shoulder injury for some time now, but after he aggravated it in Sunday’s 30-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers the Dolphins fear that he could be out for the remainder of the year, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday.
NFL Network first reported the shoulder injury. The Sun-Sentinel reported that the Dolphins are waiting on an MRI to confirm whether or not Jones injured his rotator cuff.
Jones, 28, has been a mainstay in the Dolphins secondary for the past seven years since the team drafted him in the fifth round out of Georgia in 2010. The 2015 Pro Bowl selection has played 78 of a possible 86 games over the past six seasons, collecting 15 interceptions in that span.
Jones has been enjoying another solid season in which he’s been a force in coverage and in stopping the run for Vance Joseph’s defense. Against the Steelers on Sunday, he had 5 tackles and his first interception of the season.
If he’s unavailable, the Dolphins will have to rely on regular starter Isa Abdul-Quddus as well as some combination of last year’s starter, Michael Thomas, and third-year reserve Walt Aikens.