Reshad Jones: 'I had to work for Miami Dolphins contract extension'

Jones: 'I had to work for Dolphins extension'
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Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones says that he had to work to earn his four-year contract extension with the team.

Reshad Jones has said that he worked hard to secure his contract extension with the Miami Dolphins.

The safety signed a four-year extension with the AFC East side yesterday, keeping him with the Dolphins until the end of the 2017 NFL season.

The 25-year-old told the team's website: "It feels good man, I can put this behind me and go out and just do what I do now. They said they would do it and it just proves how much these guys trust and believe in me as a player, but more importantly as a person, on and off the field.

"It feels even better, knowing that I had to work for it. When you have to work for whatever it is, I think it's more rewarding. So it feels good knowing that I went out, proved myself and I earned it, it wasn't just given to me.

"The sky is the limit. I think I went out last year and demonstrated that I'm one of the elite safeties in this game. I just want to be consistent, continue to keep doing what I'm doing and be a leader on this team."

Jones made 94 tackles, one sack and four interceptions for the Dolphins last season.

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones is shown during an NFL football practice on May 29, 2013
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