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Dolphins on lookout for missing safety

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When the Miami Dolphins begin this week's OTA's Tuesday, they will be particularly interested to see if safety Reshad Jones shows up.

Jones, who is reported to be unhappy with his contract, apparently raised concern Monday when he did not show up for an offseason conditioning session, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. That ended a record of perfect attendance for Jones this offseason and team officials reportedly tried to track him down.

The Dolphins OTA days this week are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Although both the conditioning and OTA workouts are voluntary, if Jones is a no show for the rest of the week it might be considered a statement that he wants a better contract.

Jones is in the final year of his rookie contract. It would pay him $1.323 million this season, which could make him the team's lowest-paid starting defensive back and one of the lowest starters, depending on how the depth chart plays out.

A fifth-round pick out of Georgia in 2010, Jones has been an important part of the defense, starting 28 games the last two seasons. Last year he led the team with four interceptions, recovered two fumbles, forced two fumbles, had one sack and was third on the team with 74 solo tackles.
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