The Dolphins are re-signing defensive tackle Chris Jones, a source tells Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald (on Twitter). Jones will help provide depth at the position after Earl Mitchell was placed on IR earlier this week.
Jones just missed the 53-man cut on September 3rd but Mitchell’s season-ending injury opened up a spot for him on the roster. Jordan Phillips, the Dolphins’ 2015 second-round pick, is expected to fill in as the starting defensive tackle alongside Ndamukong Suh. Now, Jones will offer support in a bench role with Julius Warmsley to support the starting interior defensive linemen.
Jones entered the league as a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in the 2013 draft. As a rookie, Jones tallied an eye-popping 6.0 sacks with 61 tackles. In 2014, he recorded 3.0 sacks with 27 tackles on his way to winning a Super Bowl ring. Unfortunately, a torn calf muscle cost him the entire 2015 season and he was waived by New England this offseason, leading him to Miami. Jones missed the initial 53-man cut, but the Dolphins need him now more than ever.
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