DAVIE — Dolphins safety Reshad Jones wants to make one thing clear.
He never lost his starting spot. There’s a difference between being demoted because of performance and injury. He was sidelined a couple games even after he was healed from a knee injury he sustained against the New York Jets Oct. 17.
As Jones says, the coaching staff was just waiting for him to regain full health.
“It was just that I had an injury and had to wait until I was 100 percent for the coaches to feel like I was ready to get back out there and produce at a high level,” Jones said.
Although Tyrone Culver filled in admirably those four games, it seems the plan was never for Jones to be unseated. Jones said he never doubted his return to the starting lineup. The coaches alerted him he would start days before last week’s game against Buffalo.
“I want whatever is best for this team, and obviously that’s up to coach (Tony Sparano),” Jones said. “But I always felt he was pretty confident in me.”
Now, he says he’s