Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Reshad Jones returned to the Miami Dolphins during Tuesday’s practice and while he might still have a bit of work to do, Joe Philbin said he didn’t look bad but admits there’s work to be done and wouldn’t have a better feel for it until after Wednesday’s practice.
“He didn’t look too bad. Today wasn’t overly taxing, but I thought he got a number of reps out there and he moved around pretty good. Yeah, first glimpse I thought it was good. I will probably have a little better feel after tomorrow’s practice. Tomorrow is going to be a little bit longer, do some more, weather permitting, go outside and do some stuff.”
Jones is expected to start on October 12 against the Green Bay Packers and will be a huge boost to the defense. He will replace Jimmy Wilson, who has been inconsistent at the safety position. He will move back to the slot cornerback position, where he excels. Philbin hopes that Jones can come in right away and contribute.
“He’s played a lot of football here for us and he’s played well. We’ll see where he is at and we’ll take it a day at a time. Hopefully, he can contribute.”
The Dolphins defense will need all the help they can get with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears in back to back weeks. They then take on the Detroit Lions a few weeks later and all of them boast extremely dangerous receiving corps. Jones should be able to help slow them down in his return.