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Dion Jordan | Defensive Lineman | #95

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 275
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (3) / MIA
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Suspended DE Dion Jordan's agent expects him to be reinstated in time for training camp.
"I feel very strongly he will be reinstated without question," agent Doug Hendrickson said. "He's done everything he has been asked to do. We expect Dion to start training camp with the Dolphins." Jordan applied for reinstatement last month, and commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to have a ruling by the end of July. The Dolphins have said they'll welcome back the former No. 3 overall pick. Jordan is due a $1.69 million bonus if on the roster on the fifth day of camp. Jun 15 - 11:12 AM

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Suspended DE Dion Jordan currently weighs "a bit under" 270 pounds.

The Joe Philbin regime viewed Jordan as a 4-3 defensive end, but the current Adam Gase staff may prefer Jordan at linebacker. All of this talk is moot for the time being, however, as Jordan hasn't even been reinstated from his yearlong ban. Jordan was picked third overall in 2013 mostly for his athleticism, flexibility, and ability to cover, in addition to rush the passer.
May 30 - 7:26 PM

Suspended DE Dion Jordan plans to apply for reinstatement to the NFL on Wednesday.

Jordan's indefinite suspension was handed down last April due to multiple failed drug tests. He's been rarely heard from since, but broke his silence this week in an interview with USA Today. "I’m not about to waste it," said Jordan, referring to his NFL career. "I can’t waste it. And I (expletive) love doing it." Jordan turned 26 in May. He was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Source: USA Today
May 30 - 1:37 PM

Dolphins executive Mike Tannenbaum says the team will welcome back suspended DE Dion Jordan when/if he is reinstated.

"Once he's reinstated, he will be a member of the team and we'll go from there," Tannenbaum said. "We're still waiting on the league. I don't think there's anything imminent." Jordan's agent recently hinted his reinstatement was nigh, but as is often the case, the league has been silent on the matter. Jordan has made just 10 appearances since his 2013 rookie season.
May 19 - 5:05 PM

Suspended DE Dion Jordan's agent hinted the former No. 3 overall pick will be reinstated.

Agent Doug Hendrickson predicted Jordan will be the "comeback player of the year" shortly after trainer Tareq Azim said Jordan would "solidify his presence to the world." Although no official word has been passed down, it certainly sounds like Jordan's camp received good news. The Dolphins have already said they would welcome Jordan back if he is reinstated from his year-long suspension. The No. 3 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Jordan has just three career sacks in 26 appearances.
May 5 - 9:13 AM

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are open to retaining suspended DE Dion Jordan when he becomes reinstated.

The source told Salguero, "If he wants to play and shows us he loves football, why not?" Jordan, who missed all of last season after failing multiple drug tests, is eligible to petition the NFL for his reinstatement. Once he does that, Jordan will have to sit down with commissioner Roger Goodell and plead his case. The former No. 3 overall pick is not allowed to be in contact with the Dolphins during his suspension.
Apr 30 - 12:55 PM

The Miami Herald reports suspended Dolphins DE Dion Jordan is formally within his window to request reinstatement, but that it is unclear if he has done so.

Jordan could reportedly apply for reinstatement as early as February 28. The earliest Jordan could actually be reinstated is April 28. Reporter Barry Jackson guessed last month that Jordan would likely remain a Dolphin if he gains reinstatement for 2016.
Apr 12 - 3:04 PM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson "would think" DE Dion Jordan "would stick" on the roster if he is reinstated.

Jordan was suspended for all of 2015. The Dolphins are reportedly "open" to giving Jordan a chance if he is reinstated, but they have a logjam at end after signing Mario Williams and Andre Branch in free agency. Jordan likely would need to beat out one of Chris McCain, Terrence Fede or Damontre Moore to earn a roster spot. The No. 3 overall pick in 2013, Jordan has not shown much even when on the field. He is shaping up as a massive bust.
Mar 26 - 1:56 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are "open" to giving suspended DE Dion Jordan another chance if he's reinstated when first eligible in April.

That's provided he's "clean and has a good attitude" after being suspended for all of 2015. Jordan was shaping up as a mega bust even before his mega ban, but with Olivier Vernon headed to the open market and Cameron Wake recovering from a torn Achilles', the Dolphins are in no position to turn away potential pass rush help.
Jan 28 - 10:23 PM

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins "aren't actively trying" to recoup money from suspended DE Dion Jordan's signing bonus and may keep him beyond the 2015 season.

Jordan seems to have distanced himself from the organization after getting suspended for the entire 2015 campaign. Despite Jordan's troubles away from the gridiron and his inconsistency on it, the Dolphins aren't ready to throw in the towel on the former No. 3 overall pick. Jordan's four-year, $20.572 million contract is fully guaranteed.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Suspended DE Dion Jordan appears to be distancing himself from the Dolphins.

"It’s a [bad] situation," teammate DE Derrick Shelby said. "I’ve texted him a few times but got no response." While teammates have reached out to Jordan, he's closed them off. The same goes for the team regarding Jordan, however, as Miami's higher-ups have declined to say whether Jordan will be welcomed back once his suspension is up. He needs to concentrate on avoiding trouble.
Fri, May 22, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin declined to say whether DE Dion Jordan would be welcomed back once his suspension is over.

"We haven't gotten that far," Philbin said. "There's a time and place to discuss all of that." Jordan will miss the 2015 season following his third suspension. After nearly getting traded to the Eagles, he figures to be shopped again next spring.
Sat, May 9, 2015 06:47:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles were prepared to send a "conditional late-round pick" to the Dolphins for DE Dion Jordan.

The trade was on the verge on happening but fell apart on Tuesday when it was announced Jordan had been suspended for the entire 2015 season. It's quite a fall for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft. We wouldn't be surprised if Jordan ends up with coach Chip Kelly shortly after his suspension is over.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 09:25:00 AM

NFL suspended Dolphins DE Dion Jordan for the 2015 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Jordan provided a diluted sample last season. He will not appeal the suspension, his third after bans cost him six games in 2014. Already on the cusp of mega-bust status, Jordan is officially there. The No. 3 pick of the 2013 draft, Jordan has just three sacks across 26 career games as he's struggled to find a position. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jordan was on the verge of being acquired by the Eagles — and college coach Chip Kelly — before earning his 2015 ban. Jordan may have just killed his best chance at becoming an effective NFLer. Jordan is still only 25, but his career will be on its last legs when he returns in 2016.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 01:05:00 PM

The Miami Herald expects the Dolphins to place Dion Jordan on the trade block.

Jordan was a no-show for the start of offseason workouts, leading some to question his commitment to the team. In two years since Miami took him third overall, Jordan has been suspended twice and failed to establish a meaningful role on defense. Miami would lose $1 million in cap space by trading Jordan.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 03:50:00 PM