The Miami Dolphins have struck a long-term deal with safety Reshad Jones.

He's now under contract through the 2017 season.

Jones' terms on the four-year extension are $30 million with over half of it guaranteed, according to the Miami Herald.

Jones spent time away from the team during the offseason as a protest of his unresolved contract situation.

Jones is a hard-hitting former fifth-round draft pick from the University of Georgia.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.