Benito Jones
No. 95 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-27) November 27, 1997 (age 24)
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Wayne County
(Waynesboro, MS)
College:Ole Miss
Undrafted:2020
Career history
Roster status:Practice squad
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2020
Total tackles:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Benito Jaquez Jones (born November 27, 1997) is an American football nose tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss.

Professional career

After playing four years at Ole Miss, Jones was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on April 25, 2020.[1] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 5,[2] and was signed to the practice squad two days later.[3] He was elevated to the active roster on October 17, October 31, November 13, November 18, and November 24 for the team's weeks 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12 games against the New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Jets, and reverted to the practice squad following each game without having to clear waivers.[4][5][6][7][8] He was signed to the active roster on December 2, 2020.[9] He played 6 games during his rookie year of 2020, making one tackle.

On August 31, 2021, Jones was waived by the Dolphins and re-signed to the practice squad.[10]

References

  1. ^ Weir, Grayson (April 25, 2020). "Benito Jones signs with Miami Dolphins as high-value undrafted free agent". RedCupRebellion.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Nogle, Kevin (September 5, 2020). "2020 Dolphins roster cuts: News, rumors, instant analysis, more". ThePhinsider.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Nogle, Kevin (September 7, 2020). "Dolphins practice squad 2020: All 17 players announced". ThePhinsider.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "Benito Jones Elevated to Active Roster". MiamiDolphins.com. October 17, 2020. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "Tae Hayes, Benito Jones Elevated to Active Roster". MiamiDolphins.com. October 31, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  6. ^ "Benito Jones, Chris Myarick Elevated to Active Roster". MiamiDolphins.com. November 13, 2020. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Williams, Charean (November 18, 2020). "Dolphins sign Antonio Callaway to 53-player roster". NBCSports.com. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Benito Jones Elevated to Active Roster for Dolphins-Jets". MiamiDolphins.com. November 24, 2020. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "Benito Jones Promoted to Active Roster". MiamiDolphins.com. December 2, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins Announce Roster Moves - August 31". MiamiDolphins.com. August 31, 2021.