Reshad Jones may not start the season in Miami.
The Dolphins “would prefer” to trade the safety “if they get an offer to their liking,” according to a report from the Miami Herald, which cites an unidentified league source.
Jones has not attended the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, the report notes. Miami coach Brian Flores said he had “no issues” with Jones’ absence.
“We’ve had a few conversations,” Flores said last month, via the Palm Beach Post. “I’m going to keep those conversations between he and I. Obviously this is all voluntary, so no issues. We’re kind of worried about the guys who are here. We’re going to coach those guys and that’s where we’re at.”
Jones, 31, recorded 72 total tackles, nine pass breakups and three interceptions in 14 games for the Dolphins last season.
Miami originally selected Jones out of Georgia in the fifth round of the 2010 draft and he has spent his entire nine-year career with the team. He has made two Pro Bowls and picked off 21 passes during his time with the Dolphins.
The Dolphins have already completed multiple trades this offseason. They sent former starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans in mid-March before acquiring Josh Rosen from the Cardinals a little more than a month later.
“Very rarely do you get a second chance to make a first impression,” Rosen told reporters at his introductory press conference. “So, (I’m) trying to get off to the right foot with all these guys here.
“I think I am a good quarterback. And I think I am a good leader.”
The Dolphins finished 2018 with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. They fired Adam Gase in late December and replaced him with Flores.