Source: Dolphins to cut Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones

The Miami Dolphins are releasing two-time Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter Wednesday.

The move, which will become official March 18, frees up $5.3 million against the Dolphins' salary cap.‬

Jones, who turned 32 in February, established himself as one of the Dolphins' core players for the last decade. He was the team's longest-tenured player after being selected in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft.

The end in Miami was clear for Jones, who has had surgery on both shoulders over the last few years. His large salary, cap number, age and injury history didn't fit with the rebuilding Dolphins.

Jones, who signed a five-year, $60 million deal in March 2017, was set to make $11.5 million in 2020, with $2 million already guaranteed.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection has 21 interceptions, 10.5 sacks and 4 defensive touchdowns in his career. He played just four games in an injury-plagued 2019 season, notching 27 tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass deflection before ending the year on injured reserve.

ESPN's Cameron Wolfe contributed to this report.