He could have left with Dolphins fans thinking great things about what he has done for the Dolphins, but his attitude has soured a lot of Dolphins fans. Prideful and selfish players just don't understand the importance of that until they retire.
Barry Jackson wrote:
The source in touch with the Dolphins said Miami hasn’t publicly made an issue of Jones skipping OTAs because the Dolphins don’t want to damage his trade value.https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt- ... 34919.html
Jones – who has a $17.2 million cap hit if he’s on the team - is not expected to be part of the Dolphins’ longterm future, but he still could remain on the team this season if the Dolphins can’t find a trade partner.
From all indications, the Dolphins aren’t of the mindset to simply give him away if they don’t get a draft pick or if the other team isn’t willing to pay at least part of his salary.
Releasing Jones would be pointless, because Miami would have a $17.1 million dead money hit in that scenario and just $100,000 in cap savings. Additionally, $11 million of his $13.1 million base salary this season is guaranteed.
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