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Cameron Jordan | Defensive Lineman

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 287
College: California
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The Saints plan to "lean on" DE Cameron Jordan to key their pass rush following Junior Galette's release.
On the first day of Saints camp, Jordan lined up as a "seven-technique" end, hinting he'll have the opportunity to rush the passer off the edge more. New Orleans appears to have scrapped its 3-4 defense and will use more four-man fronts. Beat writers have suggested the versatile, athletic Jordan could be used as a "Joker" who moves around the defense and wreaks havoc. Jul 30 - 2:26 PM

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Saints signed DE Cam Jordan to a five-year extension worth up to $60 million.

The deal, which runs through 2020, includes a hefty $33.6 million in guaranteed money and nearly $27 million over the next two years. It's a ton of cash considering the down year Jordan had in 2014, but we saw his sky-high ceiling in 2013 when he graded out as a top-four 3-4 end in PFF's grades. Still just 25 years old, Jordan 28 sacks in his last 48 games. The Saints continue to invest heavily in their defense and running game this offseason.
Jun 2 - 10:34 AM

Contract-year DE Cameron Jordan is expected to participate in the Saints' offseason program.

It's a show of good faith from Jordan after he notched 7.5 sacks last season. The sides have mutual interest in a new deal. Jordan turns 26 in July.
Apr 20 - 2:00 PM

SI's Peter King suggests Saints DE Cameron Jordan and/or G Jahri Evans could be traded on draft day.

The Saints are trying to rebuild their identity on the fly, and the draft is an obvious spot to get active. Coming off a down year and entering the final year of his rookie deal, Jordan may be asking for more than GM Mickey Loomis is willing to give in an extension. Evans, previously mentioned as a candidate for release, could likely be had for a late-round pick. The Saints currently have an NFL-high five picks in the first three rounds.
Mar 30 - 8:10 AM

The Saints and LE Cameron Jordan have discussed a long-term contract.

After a dominant 2013 season that saw Jordan grade out as a top-four 3-4 end at Pro Football Focus, Jordan had a down year with the rest of the 2014 Saints. His sacks fell from 12.5 to 7.5, though Jordan remained a strong run defender. Jordan hasn't missed a game in his four NFL seasons and is entering the final year of his rookie deal. He's in the tier below J.J. Watt.
Mar 25 - 11:22 AM

Saints exercised RE Cameron Jordan's fifth-year club option for 2015.

It's a no-brainer move for New Orleans, which now has Jordan under control for $8.4 million over the next two seasons. A 2013 breakout player, Jordan graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 3-4 end, behind only J.J. Watt, Calais Campbell, and Kyle Williams. Only Watt received better pass-rush marks. Turning 25 in July, Jordan has 20.5 sacks and five forced fumbles over the past two seasons.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Saints RE Cameron Jordan (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Jordan was limited in practice all week and will likely come down to a game-time decision. One of the best 3-4 ends in the NFL this season, Jordan is on pace for 46 tackles, 12 sacks, and four forced fumbles through eight games.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 09:30:00 PM

Saints LE Cameron Jordan thinks Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense "suits" him and says it will be a "great fit."

"The 3-4 is what I ran in college and it's something similar to we ran with coach Gregg Williams," Jordan said. "It's a blitzing, attacking system. ... Without a doubt [Junior Galette and Martez Wilson] will be the most excited about the situation." Jordan recorded eight sacks in 2012, his second season out of Cal. Galette and Wilson will compete for the outside-rush linebacker spots.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Rookie DE Cam Jordan has started all three games this season.

Jordan has four solo tackles and three assists so far. Though he's yet to record a sack or forced fumble, he's credited with solid run defense. "I would say he's kind of in line with where we hoped he'd be," coach Sean Payton said. "He was a player we felt would play in the base as well as the nickel."
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 11:04:00 AM

First-round DE Cam Jordan is progressing slowly at Saints camp.

Jordan is struggling to get a hold of the Saints' complicated defensive playbook, which includes both 4-3 and 3-4 looks. He'll play both end and tackle, forming a deep rotation with veterans like Will Smith, Alex Brown and Sedrick Ellis. Once up to speed, Jordan projects as a run-stuffer with difference-making athleticism.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 11:37:00 AM

Saints agreed to terms with No. 20 overall pick DE Cam Jordan on a four-year contract.

Jordan will have to answer questions about his pass-rush ability after failing to register more than 5.5 sacks in a season at USC, but he does project as an impact run-stopper. Son of former Vikings Pro Bowl TE Steve Jordan, Cam has elite athleticism for a 3-4 end. Jordan is ticketed for the left side in New Orleans.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 01:50:00 PM

The Bucs reportedly passed on Cam Jordan at the No. 20 pick in the draft because they questioned his pass-rush ability.

The Bucs "had doubts" that Jordan could ever be more than a "five- or six-sack per season guy," and were more confident in Adrian Clayborn's long-term upside as a pass rusher. In a 4-3 defense like the Bucs, Jordan projected as only a strong-side defensive end, possibly with the ability to move inside on nickel downs. He never topped 5.5 sacks in a college season.
Fri, May 13, 2011 01:14:00 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton revealed that the team was unable to distribute playbooks to first-round picks Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram before the reimplementation of the lockout Friday evening.

Jordan and Ingram were selected Thursday and flown to the team facility Friday. There's no excusing the Saints failing to give them playbooks. "At some point, we were prepared to be able to give them certain things and that just changed," said Payton. Giving them playbooks should've topped the agenda.
Tue, May 3, 2011 10:29:00 AM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis revealed that he nearly traded up to grab Cameron Jordan but "couldn't make a deal."

"We didn't think that either guy would fall to us, frankly," said Loomis. "I wouldn't have bet a nickel." Director of college scouting Rick Reiprish confirmed that Jordan will play left end in Gregg Williams' 4-3 scheme. That's handy insurance with Will Smith possibly suspended for the first four games of the season.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 02:40:00 PM

Saints selected Cal DE Cameron Jordan with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

New Orleans clearly made the defensive line an offseason priority, using this pick on their new starting strong-side end and signing Shaun Rogers to play the nose. Jordan fell in the draft because he lacks elite pass-rush ability, but former six-time Pro Bowl Steve's son has massive hands (11 1/4") and arms (34 1/2"), and projects as an impact run stopper. Jordan finished his Cal career with a respectable 34 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks in 32 starts.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 10:42:00 PM

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