One of the Miami Dolphins’ top defensive players — and one of the biggest free-agent acquisitions in franchise history — lasted less than a drive Sunday against the Buffalo Bills before a groin injury knocked him fro the game.

Byron Jones headed to the locker room early in the first quarter of the Dolphins’ home opener in Miami Gardens with a groin injury. The cornerback was holding the muscle as he walked off the field and was initially listed as questionable before the Dolphins ruled him out at halftime.

The Dolphins signed Jones to a five-year, $82.5-million deal in March, temporarily making him the highest paid corner in NFL history before the Philadelphia Eagles topped it by signing cornerback Darius Slay. With Jones and fellow cornerback Xavien Howard, Miami has four of the six highest paid corners in league history.