After missing all of training camp because of an Achilles injury, the Dolphins put their starting cornerback Byron Jones on the reserve/physically unable to perform on Tuesday. He will miss at least the first four games of the regular season because he is on the PUP list.
Jones had surgery in March on his left Achilles tendon to fix an injury that had been bothering him since the 2021 season. At the time, a source told ESPN that Jones would be ready for training camp in July, but he was never taken off the PUP list.
When asked about Jones’ status before the team’s second preseason game, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said they were still “hopeful” Jones would be ready for Week 1 and that Jones had started running and doing drills on his own away from the team.
McDaniel said on August 16: “He’s right where we thought he would be at this point, with some change of direction stuff being added daily.” “But when it comes to football drills, he’s just moving, whether peddling, running, or moving side to side.”
Without Jones, who signed a five-year, $82 million deal with Miami in 2020, former first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene has done most of the starting work during the preseason. Keion Crossen, who joined the team in the offseason, and Nik Needham, Miami’s starting Nickelback, are also running for the job.
Over the past two seasons, Igbinoghene has been the defender who has been targeted on 42 routes, allowing 26 catches for 440 yards and four touchdowns.
Miami’s first four games are against the New England Patriots, the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Last season, the Bills and Bengals were ninth and seventh in passing yards per game.
Both wide receivers, Lynn Bowden Jr. and Preston Williams, were let go by the Dolphins on Tuesday.
The Raiders picked Bowden in the third round of the 2020 draft. Later that year, he was traded to the Dolphins. As a rookie with Miami, he caught 28 passes for 211 yards. However, last year, he missed the whole season because of a hamstring injury.
Williams joined the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2019. Since then, he has caught 56 passes for 787 yards and seven touchdowns.
Who Is Byron Jones?
Byron Jones is one of the most well-known and famous football players in the United States. He is a cornerback for the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins (NFL). He played football for the University of Connecticut. In the 2015 NFL Draft, he was picked up by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round. He also has the unofficial world record for the long jump from standing, which is 12 feet 3 inches. He was also a basketball player. Byron Philip Jones is his full name.
Byron Jones Early Life
Jones attended high school in Bristol, Connecticut, at St. Paul Catholic High School, where he played for Jude Kelly. He was a great track and field athlete. In the 200m and 400m, he was one of the best in the state. At the 2010 NVL Outdoor Track and Field Championships, he won the 200-meter dash (22.13s) and the 400-meter dash (48.43s).
As a senior and team captain in football, he was named to the Class MM All-State team and the All-Naugatuck Valley team. Rivals.com said that he was a two-star prospect. He was also a basketball player. At the NFL combine, his 12.3-foot broad jump set a new record.
Byron Jones Personal Life & Relationship
It is unknown whether professional American football player Byron is married. He doesn’t talk about who he dates. There is nothing on the Internet about his girlfriend and children.
Byron Jones Career: How Does He Grow His Career?
In the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Jones was picked by the Dallas Cowboys. In 2015, he was the fourth cornerback picked. On June 11, 2015, Jones signed a four-year, $8.60 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys. $6.93 million was guaranteed, and he also got a $4.51 million signing bonus.
He played in his first regular-season game as a pro when the Dallas Cowboys played the New York Giants in the season opener. He made his first tackle on Eli Manning during the Cowboys’ 27-26 win.
Jones had a season-high 12 tackles and 11 solo stops during a 35-30 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10. On December 18, 2016, he made seven tackles, broke up two passes, and picked off Jameis Winston’s pass for the first interception of his career.
Jones said during the offseason before the 2018 season that he would switch back from free safety to cornerback. On April 22, 2018, the Cowboys chose to keep Jones under contract for a fifth year. Jones was selected for his first Pro Bowl after a great year as the Cowboys’ starting cornerback.
What Is Byron Jones’s Net Worth?
It is assumed that Byron Jones’s net worth today is $8 Million. He has worked very hard in his career and struggled to get to that amount of net worth. He receives a salary of $1.5 million per year.
Jones is 6 feet and one inch tall. He stands 1.85m and 185cm tall. He weighs somewhere between 91kg and 200lbs. He comes from the African-American group. He had dark brown eyes and black hair, which made him look very handsome.