Here’s why this is so important. Jones pledged to miss OTA’s this year unless the Dolphins vowed to sit down and talk about new paper. At the last minute, the Dolphins agreed and Jones showed up happily.
Now training camp is rapidly approaching and the two sides have yet to have that sought after conversation. It is unknown whether or not he would consider holding out from training camp over the status of his deal, but there is still time left between then and now.
Jones, 25, is currently in the final year of his rookie contract which will pay him approximately $1.3 million. In order to keep him from free agency next season, Miami would have to sign him while they still possess some power. A franchise tag would be unlikely as the dollar impact would be substantially higher.