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Cameron Jordan | Defensive Lineman

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 287
College: California
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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. Apr 21 - 2:18 PM

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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

ESPN's Adam Schefter is shooting down colleague Chris Mortensen's "buzz" that the Patriots could trade into the No. 9 spot to select Cal DE Cam Jordan.

The two teams brokered a deal last year when the Cowboys traded up to grab Dez Bryant, but Schefter says a Jerry Jones-Robert Kraft trade "will not happen" again this year. ESPN's Michael Smith, on site in New England, reports the Patriots don't value any five-technique ends enough to deal into the top-ten. We suspect the report was planted by the Cowboys, who desperately want to get out of the nine hole.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 05:32:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Patriots are "looking" to trade into Dallas' No. 9 spot to select Cal DE Cameron Jordan.

The Cowboys have made it known that they would like to trade down to the middle of the first round to select an offensive tackle. The Patriots need a pass-rushing 3-4 defensive end, and Jordan is arguably the best available. Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe is suspicious of the report, citing the depth at defensive end. Bedard suggests it would be "less shocking" if the Pats trade up for outsider linebacker, wide receiver, or cornerback.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 03:47:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Lombardi expects the Patriots' No. 28 overall pick to be more coveted on draft day than No. 33.

Lombardi expects No. 28 to "far exceed" the Trade Value Chart because 1) No team will want to exit Thursday without the player it craves and 2) It's already been made clear that the pick is for sale. Lombardi goes so far as to suggest that New England will move BOTH the No. 28 and 33 picks, get into the low 40s, and end up with the same players they would've picked at 28 and 33.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 09:06:00 AM

If the Cowboys fail to trade down, they could target Cal DE Cameron Jordan instead of USC OT Tyron Smith, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The Cowboys haven't been scared off by Smith's surgically repaired knee, but there's some sentiment that they can plug 'n' play a veteran free agent at right tackle instead of going with a rookie in a short offseason. Pauline's choice as the most underrated player in the draft, Jordan is also reportedly "very high" on the Redskins' board.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 10:08:00 PM

Sports Illustrated's Peter King doesn't believe the Chargers would have to trade up to land either California DE Cameron Jordan or Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt.

The Chargers' number one need heading into the draft is a pass rusher, and from the looks of things, they should be able to land a pretty solid one at No. 18. If GM A.J. Smith decides they need to move up, however, they certainly have the picks to do so.
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 09:51:00 AM

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3RB1Pierre Thomas
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3Joe Morgan
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TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
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