Some Dolphins notes as we await Dolphins-Panthers on Monday night:
? The Dolphins did terrific work finding one very good starting safety, Reshad Jones, in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft.
Finding a longterm starter to pair with him has been more problematic, for reasons both within and beyond their control.
Jones and the Dolphins believe they might have finally found that permanent partner in T.J. McDonald, who makes his first appearance of the regular season on Monday against Carolina after serving an eight-game suspension.