DAVIE–The Dolphins finalized the status of several players in question in advance of Thursday’s training camp opener, and safety Reshad Jones was a surprising name to surface.
Jones missed much of last season with a shoulder injury, but was expected to be ready for the start of camp. However, the team placed him on the Active/Non-Football Injury list this afternoon. Miami did not specify what was wrong with Jones, but that designation means the injury did not take place during team activities or at the facility.
Jones cannot practice while on Active NFI, but the team can take him off the list at any time.
Coming off a year in which he had 51 tackles and an interception in six games, Jones signed a five-year, $60 million extension that made him one of the highest-paid safeties in the league.
Miami also placed backup receiver Rashawn Scott on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list and can activate him at any time. Offensive tackle Avery Young, a former Palm Beach Gardens High School standout, is on the Active NFI list.
The Dolphins also cleared undrafted rookies De’Veon Smith and Eric Smith from the PUP list, and those two can practice Thursday.