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Dion Jordan | Defensive Lineman

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 275
College: Oregon
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Dolphins DE Dion Jordan and SS Reshad Jones are expected to be reinstated.
Both players were facing four-game suspensions, but could be available this week. The NFL is expected to finalize its new drug policy on Saturday. Sep 12 - 8:29 PM

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Coach Joe Philbin said the team still doesn't plan to use Dion Jordan as an outside linebacker.

One of Jordan's strengths coming out of Oregon was his position-versatility. He's a long, lanky athlete at 6'6/265 who has the ability to stand up and cover backs and tight ends, in addition to rush the passer. The Dolphins are making him a one-dimensional 4-3 end, even with their linebacker corps being one of the worst in the league. The Dolphins are wasting Jordan's talent.
Aug 12 - 1:10 PM

Suspended Dolphins DE Dion Jordan claims his four-game ban stems from taking stimulants.

Jordan is claiming he didn't take steroids, despite a noticeably bulked-up frame this spring. "I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results," he said in a statement. Jordan will miss games against New England, Buffalo, Kansas City, and Oakland. He can return in Week 6, following Miami's Week 5 bye.
Jul 3 - 6:56 PM

NFL suspended Dolphins DE Dion Jordan four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy.

The No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft, Jordan struggled his first year in the league, recording only two sacks in 339 defensive snaps. Jordan put on almost 20 pounds this offseason, and the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero observed it "looked as if he took an air pump and plugged it into his arms and shoulders." Jordan was rumored to be on the trade block in early spring. On college tape, Jordan resembled a cross between Julian Peterson and Jason Taylor. Just over one year later, and he has many symptoms of a huge draft bust.
Jul 3 - 4:29 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said second-year DE Dion Jordan is playing faster because he's "doing less thinking."

Jordan himself said something similar on Monday. It's not surprising that the game is slowing down for the No. 3 overall pick of the 2013 draft. Up to 265 pounds after weighing in at 248 at last year's Combine, Jordan has the talent to make a big-time sophomore leap.
Jun 10 - 9:25 PM

Dolphins second-year DE Dion Jordan is up to 265 pounds.

Jordan weighed in at 248 at the Combine two Februaries ago. Dolphins beat writers observed that it looks like Jordan took an "air pump" to his arms and shoulders over the winter. At this time last year, Jordan was rehabbing a shoulder injury which didn't allow him to work out. He's 100 percent healthy now and has been at the Dolphins facility for over a month. The Dolphins are expecting a big sophomore leap from last year's No. 3 overall pick.
May 27 - 12:20 PM

Second-year DE Dion Jordan has been working out at the Dolphins' team facility for a "couple of weeks."

Voluntary workouts just began on Monday, but coming off a disappointing rookie season, Jordan decided to report early. "Growth and development are two words I think of when I think of (Jordan)," were the words of coach Joe Philbin. "We’ve got to get him up to speed on the fundamentals at his position, which were new last season for him." Jordan is 100 percent healthy after shoulder surgery cost him much of last offseason.
Apr 22 - 7:34 PM

Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey said he is "excited" about OLB/DE Dion Jordan and is "looking for big things from him."

"He’s a very talented player and this is a big offseason for him," Hickey said. "Last year with his shoulder he didn’t have an opportunity to have a full offseason. That’s so important." Hickey is patching things back up after it was rumored Jordan could be on the trade block. If the Dolphins want to maximize Jordan's potential, they need to move him around more and let him use his athleticism.
Apr 15 - 10:32 AM

Philly Mag doesn't believe the Dion Jordan-to-Eagles trade talks are "dead" and thinks OLB/DE Brandon Graham and the No. 22 overall pick would get it done.

We don't doubt the 22nd pick in May's draft alone would net the Eagles Jordan. But we do doubt the Eagles would part with the pick in the deal. A report surfaced on Thursday that Philadelphia offered Graham and its second-round pick to Miami in exchange for last year's No. 3 overall pick. Both coach Chip Kelly and vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble are said to "covet" Jordan.
Apr 11 - 9:30 AM

According to the Delaware County Times, the Eagles "made an offer" for Dolphins DE/OLB Dion Jordan earlier this offseason.

Reporter Bob Grotz's report is via a "respected NFL source." Per Grotz, the Eagles were "said to have included" Brandon Graham and a second-round pick. It's not surprising that wasn't enough for a player who was the No. 3 overall pick of last year's draft. It's also not surprising Chip Kelly is (reportedly) interested in reuniting with a player he coached at Oregon. Jordan would be a strong fit for Kelly's attacking 3-4 defense, but he'll almost certainly remain in Miami.
Apr 10 - 5:26 PM

Coach Joe Philbin said he expects second-year DE Dion Jordan to "make a big jump" in 2014.

"We expect his role to expand," Philbin said. "He played [339] snaps. We definitely want to see that increase. The most natural place is on third down." The Dolphins also want to get DE Derrick Shelby more playing time after his impressive 2013. If the Dolphins only see Jordan as a defensive end, it's going to be hard to get him more snaps behind Shelby and starters Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon. We can't rule out a Jordan trade ahead of May's draft.
Mar 25 - 11:07 AM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly stated after last year's draft that Philly "very heavily" considered selecting Dion Jordan with the No. 4 overall pick, until he was scooped up by Miami at No. 3.

The Fins likely knew of Kelly's interest -- Jordan played for him at Oregon -- and moved directly in front of the Eagles to nab him. "The guy that went No. 3, we were considering very heavily but didn’t get the chance to pull the trigger on that one," stated Kelly in a post-draft press conference. This should fan the flames of Philadelphia's already rumored interest in Jordan, whom CBS Sports reported Friday has essentially been placed on the trade block by Miami.
Feb 28 - 2:43 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Dolphins are "gauging trade value" for 2013 No. 3 overall draft pick Dion Jordan.

In a deal made by ex-GM Jeff Ireland, Miami sent the Nos. 12 and 42 overall picks to Oakland during last year's draft to land Jordan at No. 3. Fins DC Kevin Coyle, who remains on staff, struggled to find a position fit for Jordan despite freakish athletic tools, as he only played 330 snaps on defense. Jordan's trade value after a disappointing rookie year is unclear, but his contract would be easy to fit under another team's salary cap, and he's a high-ceiling 24-year-old athlete. We suspect he could fetch a second-round pick, even if "giving up" on Jordan after one year would be a spectacular embarrassment to the franchise.
Feb 28 - 2:13 PM

The Dolphins are not projecting 2013 No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan as a 2014 starter.

Jordan only earned 339 defensive snaps as a rookie, and the Fins don't expect him to overtake RE Olivier Vernon or LE Cam Wake. Per the Miami Herald, the defensive staff "loves" Jordan's "tools," but believes he needs to "add more muscle mass" and "shore up his pass-rush moves." The Fins seem to think Jordan is a 'tweener. They've made no efforts to switch their scheme to fit him.
Feb 9 - 6:17 PM

Dolphins DC Kevin Coyle said he has no intention to increase DE/OLB Dion Jordan's role.

Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, is serving as a situational pass-rusher. The Dolphins don't trust him to play against the run, so he played on just nine defensive snaps against the Bucs on Monday night. For the season, Jordan has played on 178-of-672 snaps (26.4 percent). He has one sack and 11 tackles.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:05:00 AM

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