Dolphins safety Reshad Jones who last season took a step toward establishing himself among the NFL’s top safeties has signed a four-year contract extension with the team according to a NFL source.

The deal which locks up Jones through 2017 could be worth as much as $30 million and guarantees him $15 million.

Jones the fourth-year player out of Georgia was due to earn $1.3 million this season. He held out one day during OTAs (Organized Team Activities) during the off-season reportedly because he was upset the Dolphins hadn’t made any progress with him toward an extension.

Jones one of the best tacklers on the team had a career-best 94 tackles last season to go along with a team-best four interceptions two forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles. He also had one sack.

Last year Jones showed some versatility by becoming a force as a blitzing safety and so far in training camp he’s maintained that skill in coordinator Kevin Coyle’s aggressive style.