Winners of five straight, the Dolphins have emerged as a legitimate playoff contender. They will continue their postseason push in the short-term without Jason Jones, however, with the newly acquired defensive lineman being suspended for two games, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports (on Twitter).
Jones incurred this suspension for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated led to this, the Herald’s Barry Jackson reports (on Twitter). He will be eligible to return to action Dec. 4 against the Ravens. Jones will not appeal the ban.
The Dolphins will have the opportunity to add a player to the 53-man roster, which they will do soon, per Salguero (via Twitter). Jones played in all 10 Dolphins games this season, his first with the team, and started five. He’s registered 2.5 sacks, 23 tackles and recovered a fumble.
Miami features a talented defensive line, with the presences of Ndamukong Suh, Jordan Phillips and Cameron Wake helping to stem the tide of losing Jones for two games. The 30-year-old defensive lineman had played in at least 15 games the previous two seasons.
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