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Dion Jordan | Defensive Lineman

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: Oregon
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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

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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

The Miami Herald confirms Dolphins first-round DE/OLB Dion Jordan (shoulder) will play in Sunday's opener against the Browns.

Jordan has been a full participant in practice this week, so this doesn't come as a shock. He did miss a ton of time during training camp and preseason, playing just 21 snaps in exhibition action. Jordan will be a situational player out of the gate. He'll also see plenty of special teams work.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Dolphins DE/OLB Dion Jordan (shoulder) resumed practicing Tuesday.

He got in a limited session. "Anytime I get a chance to go out there and compete and mix it up, it's a big day," Jordan said afterward. Jordan is now back on pace for Week 1, but has missed a considerable amount of practice time. He'll begin his rookie year as a situational pass rusher.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Sources tell the Miami Herald that the Dolphins are concerned first-round DE/OLB Dion Jordan (shoulder) won't be ready for Week 1.

Jordan originally sustained his shoulder injury while at Oregon and then underwent surgery in February. His rehab is not going according to plan as he's suffered a few setbacks. He's missed multiple weeks of practice, a bad thing for a tremendously talented yet raw rookie battling for backup snaps. An early-season impact from the surprise No. 3 overall pick appears highly unlikely.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland fully expects rookie DE/OLB Dion Jordan (shoulder) to be ready for Week 1, but says his game has a "long way to go."

Still raw and missing practice time, Jordan will likely be limited to nickel duties early in the season. It's not a major concern for a team with one of the league's deepest defensive lines, but it's a disappointment after Ireland traded up to make Jordan the first pass rusher off the board in April's draft.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 04:34:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports that Dolphins rookie DE/OLB Dion Jordan is "nursing" a shoulder injury, but that it's not considered "overly serious."

Jordan hasn't practiced the past two days. Typically, we wouldn't deem this blurb-worthy, but it's noteworthy for a player who underwent offseason shoulder surgery. It sounds like Jordan has had a setback. For now, there's no reason to worry about Jordan's Week 1 status, but he'll likely sit out this weekend's preseason game. Reporter Armando Salguero expects Jordan to begin the year as a situational pass rusher.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Dolphins first-round DE/OLB Dion Jordan (shoulder) is participating in team drills for the first time Sunday.

Jordan had been limited to individual work as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. The No. 3 overall pick in the draft lined up with his hand in the dirt at right end Sunday, but he also has the ability to stand up and cover tight ends. Look for the Dolphins to ease Jordan in on passing downs as a rookie.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Dolphins first-round pick Dion Jordan is expected to open the season as a "third-down specialist."

Jordan's role could grow over the course of the year, but Olivier Vernon appears to have nailed down Miami's right end job, and the Fins have three quality tackles in Randy Starks, Paul Soliai, and Jared Odrick. Jordan will be used like Aldon Smith during his rookie year in San Francisco. In Cleveland, the Browns are also planning to ease in Barkevious Mingo as a sub-package rusher.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 03:42:00 PM

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