Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is reporting that Dolphins strong safety Reshad Jones will report to the team’s first OTA session today after all. News broke on Monday that Jones was planning on sitting out OTAs until the Dolphins were willing to talk contract.
Well, it looks like he’s holding up to his end of the bargain after Jeff Ireland spoke with Jones’ agent Joel Segal several times last night, apparently promising negotiations would begin if Jones did indeed report.
And report he reportedly will. The Dolphins now expect Jones to be present and practicing when the team kicks off OTAs later today.
The Dolphins could have as many as 10 new starters in 2013. Developing chemistry and camaraderie will be essential to this team’s success, especially considering the schedule resembles a gauntlet early on.
These practices will prove crucial. And the Dolphins will benefit from having one of their best defensive players around as the team begins the process of attempting to mold into a contender.