Jason Jones returned to practice in good shape after his two-week suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
He also returned remorseful. Jones, who was suspended for an offseason arrest on operating while intoxicated charges, said he “never took this situation lightly.”
“I could’ve hurt myself or someone else,” Jones said. “Definitely thank God that nothing major really happened. I handled everything; everything is behind me. Now I can look forward to playing the rest of the season.”
Jones declined to give any details on where or when the arrest occurred or what exactly he was operating while impaired.
“I’m not talking about the situation,” Jones said. “Everything that happened, it happened in the past. The only thing is that I don’t know why it took so long to suspend me.”
Jones said he spent the two weeks off at home with his wife and kids, working out and watching “a lot of football.”
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jones used the two weeks to let his injured knee heal up, and that he’s healthier now than he’s been in some time.
“We’ll see how his role fits in this week with the rest of that group,” Gase said.