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Dion Jordan | Defensive Lineman

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 275
College: Oregon
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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. May 22 - 11:01 AM

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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.
May 9 - 6:47 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.
Apr 29 - 9:25 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.
Apr 28 - 1:05 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.
Apr 25 - 3:50 PM

Dolphins VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum shed little light Friday on Dion Jordan's absence from the team's offseason program.

"If someone choses not to be here, that's their decision," Tannenbaum said, ominously. Jordan has endured suspensions, ineffectiveness, and an inability to establish a meaningful role on the Dolphins' defense since Jeff Ireland traded up to make Jordan the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft. At this point, the Dolphins might be willing to trade Jordan for a late-round pick.
Apr 24 - 2:16 PM

Dolphins DE/OLB Dion Jordan was a no-show for the start of Miami's offseason program.

The reasons for Jordan's absence weren't immediately clear. The third overall pick in the 2013 draft, Jordan has been a bust through his first two NFL seasons, and has yet to nail down a primary position in the Dolphins' defense.
Apr 20 - 5:00 PM

The Dolphins are contemplating moving DE Dion Jordan to linebacker full-time.

Philip Wheeler's release gave the Dolphins an opening at strong side linebacker. Jordan has experience playing linebacker from his time at the University of Oregon and was used in speed packages throughout his first two seasons. With Cameron Wake standing in his way at defensive end, Jordan's best chance to start would be at "Sam" 'backer. In two seasons since the Dolphins took him third overall, Jordan has contributed a total of three sacks and 46 tackles while often looking overwhelmed on the field.
Mar 23 - 10:36 AM

Dolphins DE Dion Jordan made his first career start in Week 17.

Ex-Fins GM Jeff Ireland traded up to select Jordan with the third pick in the 2013 draft. He went 25 games without getting his first "start." Although DC Kevin Coyle has been ripped for failing to utilize Jordan correctly, it's fair to wonder just how good Jordan really is. He's drawn below-average marks across the board from PFF and failed to earn significant snaps.
Jan 20 - 11:38 AM

Dolphins activated DE Dion Jordan from suspension.

Jordan will make his debut Sunday against the Jaguars. He figures to be eased in initially. With Oliver Vernon bookending Cameron Wake, Jordan will upgrade Miami's pass rush in a situational role. The Dolphins waived WR Damian Williams in a corresponding move.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 04:10:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes it's "time to bring the curtain down on the idea" that Dion Jordan is a 4-3 end only.

Jordan can rush the passer, sure, but he brings so much more to the table. At 6'6/275, he runs a 4.6-flat forty and can cover tight ends and even covered the slot at times at Oregon. The Dolphins seem to be the only ones who don't realize this. Salguero thinks Jordan should be plugged in at strong-side linebacker next to MLB Koa Misi and opposite WLB Philip Wheeler when he's eligible to return from his second suspension of the season next week. The Dolphins have previously said they view Jordan strictly as a 4-3 end. Sadly.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:01:00 AM

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

Jordan was on track for reinstatement this week after his previously imposed four-game PED suspension was lifted on Wednesday. He'll now serve an additional four games for testing positive for a substance of abuse. Jordan will be eligible to return in Week 7.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 05:08:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports DE Dion Jordan will not be immediately reinstated once the NFL and NFLPA agree to a new drug policy.

Currently two games through a four-game suspension, Jordan had been reported as a player who would have his ban reduced. It suggests that, unlike Wes Welker and Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick, Jordan's positive PED test was not triggered by an amphetamine. Barring reinstatement, Jordan will be eligible to return in Week 6.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 03:27:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 08:29:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 01:10:00 PM