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Report: Broncos Sign Ex-Dolphins S Brandon Jones to $20M Deal

A ready-made replacement for Justin Simmons.

The Denver Broncos made their first out-of-house addition of 2024 NFL free agency, signing former Miami Dolphins safety Brandon Jones to a three-year contract, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported Monday.

Per The Score's Jordan Schultz, Jones' deal is worth up to $22.5 million — with a base of $20 million — and includes $12.5 million guaranteed.

"Truly wouldn’t trade these last 4 years for anything. Forever grateful for the Dolphins organization for taking a chance on a kid from Nacogdoches, Texas that wanted nothing more than to live out his childhood dreams of playing in the NFL. Denver… LFG," Jones wrote on X, confirming the move.

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A 2020 third-round pick out of Texas, Jones appeared in 54 games for the Dolphins, starting 30, and registered 151 solo tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss, 14 quarterback hits, nine pass breakups, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, and three interceptions.

Jones, 25, finished last season as Pro Football Focus' 16th-ranked safety out of 95 qualifiers, earning plus grades in coverage (76.2) and in pass-rushing situations (75.7).

Given the money, Jones should slide into the starting role vacated by former Pro Bowler Justin Simmons, whom Denver released last week, and opposite fellow Longhorn alum P.J. Locke, whom the Broncos re-signed ahead of free agency.

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