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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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Dolphins placed DE Dion Jordan (knee) on the reserve/NFI list.
The move will prevent him from playing for at least the first six weeks of the season. Despite the injury, Jordan has earned praise from coach Adam Gase for his work ethic since being reinstated. He could play a role this season. LB Zach Vigil also landed on reserve/NFI, getting Miami to the 75-man roster limit. Aug 30 - 12:20 PM

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Coach Adam Gase has been impressed with Dion Jordan’s (knee, active/NFI) work ethic.

"Every time he’s supposed be somewhere, he’s there. He’s been engaged in everything we’ve done. Whatever’s happened in the past is irrelevant." Jordan looks fully invested after loafing through his first three seasons. He’s likely to open the year on NFI, but could make a second-half impact.
Aug 20 - 12:30 PM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports there's a "good chance" Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (knee) opens the season on the reserve/NFI list.

Jordan is recovering from a cleanup procedure on his knee and has yet to practice this summer since being reinstated from suspension. Opening the year on the NFI list would cost Jordan at least the first six weeks of the season. He has some rust to knock off, and this would give him a chance to do that.
Aug 16 - 9:57 PM

Dolphins DC Vance Joseph says DE Dion Jordan has been "totally engaged" as he rehabs his knee injury.

"He's been totally engaged in meetings and with his rehab," were Joseph's exact words. "He needs time to get healthy. Once he gets healthy, we'll get him out there." There had been chatter the Dolphins might move Jordan to outside linebacker, but they're keeping him at defensive end. He's week to week as he recovers from a "clean-out" procedure.
Aug 15 - 3:19 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL has notified the Dolphins that DE Dion Jordan is now eligible to practice.

Jordan was conditionally reinstated from his year-long ban 11 days ago. The league still wanted to go through some things with Jordan before letting him on the field. The air has evidently been cleared, but it's unclear when exactly Jordan will practice since he's also dealing with a minor knee injury.
Aug 8 - 8:07 PM

Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (knee) reported to training camp at 275 pounds.

That's exactly what the Dolphins have him listed at. It's good to see that Jordan didn't let himself go during his year away from football, but this weight assures he'll be spending most of his time at defensive end rather than outside linebacker. Of course, Jordan will have to shake off a knee injury before that happens. Coach Adam Gase said Jordan's surgery was "news to us." He's expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
Jul 31 - 11:25 AM

Dolphins placed DE Dion Jordan (knee) on the active/NFI list.

He's recovering from a knee surgery that Jordan described as a "clean-out" procedure. Jordan will be on the field rehabbing but he won't be able to practice for at least 2-3 weeks. It would have been nice for Jordan to get full reps at camp after being suspended for all of last season but it doesn't look like this injury will be a major stumbling block. Consider him questionable for Week 1 against Seattle. The NFI designation means he will not be getting his $1.69 million roster bonus.
Jul 31 - 9:01 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said DE Dion Jordan is in "step one of like 500" in his return to the NFL.

Gase added Jordan was in the building on Saturday, but he is not sure when the former first-round pick will begin practicing. Jordan was conditionally reinstated earlier this week, but he will have to meet certain requirements to be allowed to practice. With the Dolphins apparently set to pay his $1.69 million roster bonus, Jordan should be on the final roster if he stays out of trouble.
Jul 30 - 11:52 AM

Dolphins DE Dion Jordan has been reinstated from his year-long suspension.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jordan's reinstatement is conditional. He'll be in counseling and will be reevaluated ahead of the season. This at least gets him in the Dolphins' building and lets him practice and play meaningful preseason snaps after missing all of 2015. Miami is expected to hang onto Jordan and pay him a $1.69 million bonus he's due this week.
Jul 29 - 9:55 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the team has not heard anything about the status of suspended DE Dion Jordan.

Jordan's agent expected him to be reinstated prior to camp, but it does not sound like that will happen. Even if he is reinstated, the Dolphins will have to decide whether or not to pay him the $1.69 million roster bonus he is owed on the fifth day of camp. No matter what, the former first-round pick's future with Miami should be decided within the next couple weeks.
Jul 26 - 11:33 AM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports suspended DE Dion Jordan is owed a $1.69 million roster bonus on the fifth day of camp.

Jordan would need to get reinstated for this bonus to become an issue, but if he does the Dolphins will have a difficult decision. The former No. 3 overall pick has not been effective even when on the field, and it is not a given he will stay out of trouble even if he is reinstated. That big of a bonus would certainly ensure Jordan a spot on the final roster whether he earns it in camp or not, and some in the organization may be unwilling to make that commitment. This situation should come to a head within the next week.
Jul 25 - 11:43 AM

The Miami Herald reports suspended DE Dion Jordan looks like a "brand new" version of himself and "had a remarkable turnaround."

We would guess this information is coming from Jordan's agent, but the agent could obviously be right. Jordan's agent recently told the Herald that Jordan is likely to be reinstated to the NFL before the start of training camp. The Dolphins could badly use another edge pass rusher. Mario Williams quit on his team in Buffalo last season, and aging Cameron Wake is coming off a torn Achilles'.
Jul 18 - 5:49 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker gives DE Dion Jordan (suspended) a 50-percent chance to make the final roster.

Jordan needs to be reinstated before he has any chance, but his agent expects that to happen before training camp begins. The former No. 3 overall pick has been a profound disappointment thus far in his career and is owed a hefty roster bonus early in training camp. The Dolphins have said they will welcome Jordan back with open arms, but his future in Miami is murky at best.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 9:47 AM

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

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

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