The Dolphins don’t have that many proven players left on the roster.
And those who are?
Well, they are hardly guarantees going forward.
Xavien Howard and Laremy Tunsil are due extensions, and it’s not clear if the Dolphins are committed to them. Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant are coming back from major surgery.
Well, it’s not clear if he’s in or not.
Jones, one of the Dolphins’ few players with Pro Bowl pedigree, had a frustrating season, seeming to clash with now-ousted defensive coordinator Matt Burke about his role and even asking out of a game.
Tuesday, with a new coach (Brian Flores) on board, Jones was the most notable no-show for a “voluntary” veteran minicamp.
.@MiamiDolphins starting voluntary minicamp today. HC Brian Flores just revealed that S Reshad Jones will not be present today. Said Jones made a decision to train somewhere else.
— Alain Poupart (@apoupartFins) April 16, 2019
Then the explanations came, sort of.
Dolphins S Reshad Jones and HC Brian Flores spoke about the fact that the team leader would miss this current 3-day minicamp to continue his recovery from off-season shoulder surgery. Jones has been with the team this off-season and is looking forward to a strong Dolphins season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 16, 2019
And here was one of our affiliate podcast’s interpretation….
Flores: “Reshad Jones made a decision to train somewhere else & won’t attend the voluntary mini-camps”.
Journalist: “Is Reshad upset and does he want to be traded?”
Coach Flores: “You’ll have to talk to Reshad about that”.
Ergo: Yes he’s upset. And yes he wants to be traded.
— Three Yards Per Carry (@3YardsPerCarry) April 16, 2019
Whatever the reason, it’s becoming clearer that this will be close to a complete housecleaning.
Might want to try to get something for your old jerseys soon.
New episode of Three Yards Per Carry will be up overnight.
Photo by Tony Capobianco…..