Miami Dolphins elevate Hayes and Jones

October 31, 2020

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today announced they have elevated cornerback Tae Hayes and defensive tackle Benito Jones to the active roster for tomorrow’s game.

Hayes was previously elevated for the Jacksonville game this season. He joined the Dolphins after he was awarded off waivers to the team on Dec. 13, 2019. He played in two games for Miami last year, totaling seven tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed. Hayes was waived by Miami on Sept. 5, 2020 and re-signed to the practice squad on Sept. 7, 2020. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with Jacksonville on April 28, 2019 and played in one game for the Jaguars last year.

Jones was previously elevated for the Jets game this season and made his NFL debut, but did not record any stats. He joined the Dolphins as an undrafted college free agent on April 29, 2020. He was waived by the team on Sept. 5, 2020 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6, 2020.  Jones was a four-year letterman (2016-19) and three-year starter at Mississippi, where he played in all 48 games of his collegiate career with 36 starts. He earned second-team All-SEC honors as a senior in 2019 after he led all SEC nose tackles with 30 tackles.

Tae HayesCB5-91888/19/972Appalachian State ’19Decatur, Ala.Wai., ’19 (Jax.)
Benito JonesDT6-13166/10/97RMississippi ’20Waynesboro, Miss.FA, ‘20