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Breaking down the terms of new Dolphins DL Benito Jones’ contract

With the Miami Dolphins losing Christian Wilkins and Raekwon Davis this offseason, general manager Chris Grier needed to find some potential replacements for the upcoming season.

Miami signed a number of players at the position early in free agency, including Benito Jones.

Jones, 26, re-joined the Dolphins on a one-year deal worth $1.79 million after spending the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions.

According to Over the Cap, Jones will receive a $1.54 million base salary (fully guaranteed) and a $250,000 signing bonus. His cap hit for the 2024 season is currently set at $1.79 million.

This contract, while not for an exorbitant price, likely means that the former Ole Miss Rebel will be on the roster in September as long as he’s healthy. Releasing Jones would not save the team any money, but they would incur a $1.79 million dead cap hit.

He’ll just have to be out some of the signees, re-signees and returning veterans to earn playing time behind or with Zach Sieler.

Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire