‘All I’m doing is asking for a elevate’
Jones, coming into the ultimate 12 months of his contract because the ninth-highest paid DT within the NFL, desires to be paid nearer to Aaron Donald’s $31.7 million-per-year determine. Whereas it is a shock sides have but to come back to a resolution with the season commencing, Jones mentioned he hasn’t been annoyed by the state of affairs.
“I have been in Miami, simply coaching, staying centered, understanding that this is a course of,” he mentioned. “I have been preserving in touch with my teammates. I’m nonetheless figuring out day by day, nonetheless doing related issues that they do in coaching camp. The camaraderie, we obtained a lot of recent gamers, there’s that side of it. However I will be able to go when that occasions calls.”
Jones added that he felt holding out was much less distracting to teammates than a hold-in, which is one cause he stayed away, already accruing fines upwards of $2 million.
The 29-year-old mentioned it is simply enterprise.
“It is similar to whenever you’re at a job, and also you ask for an extension, proper, and also you ask for a elevate, proper? You are not letting anybody down,” Jones mentioned. “Who’re you letting down for asking your boss for a elevate, proper? So whenever you take the private emotions out of it, all I’m doing is asking for a elevate.”
At this level, sides have not been capable of finding widespread floor on a elevate, placing the beginning of the season in jeopardy.
Requested what his plan was for Thursday, Jones responded:
“I do not know but, man. I do not know. I may very well be enjoying. I may very well be on the sidelines. I do not know. We’ll see tomorrow.”