The Miami Dolphins have a lot of hope that they will return to the post-season in 2017. If they do, it will mark a major turning point in the last decade plus.
In order for the Dolphins to make the post-season, injuries must be kept to a minimum. Injuries happen every year to every NFL team and last year the Dolphins were hit at almost every position. It’s hard to predict injuries in fact you can’t but some injuries could impact a team far worse than others.
Here are five previously injured players that will be scrutinized in camp.
Jones suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2016 that took him out most of the season. The Dolphins and Jones both say he is 100% but until he throws his shoulder pads on and hits someone, we won’t know the lingering effects on his physical body and his mental body.
Jones is a hard-hitting safety who likes to lower his shoulder and explode into ball carriers and blockers so the question is can Jones either move to a more wrap and drive tackle or is he confident enough in his shoulder healing that he won’t change anything?
One thing is for certain, you can bet that Jones won’t be doing somersaults into the end zone. Well, he probably will.