Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Dolphins S Reshad Jones is, in fact, out of the season with a torn rotator cuff.
Previous reports had said that Jones’ injury could be bad enough to cost him the remainder of the season. Jones had already been dealing with a groin but losing him for him the year will be a huge blow to the Dolphins’ defense.
The Dolphins will likely place him on injured reserve in the coming days.
Jones, 28, is a former fifth-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2010. He’s currently in the fourth year of his five-year, $30.81 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $7.225 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Jones has appeared in six games for the Dolphins and recorded 51 tackles, one interception, a half sack and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 safety out of 86 qualifying players.