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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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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

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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

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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 06:56:00 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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 04:29:00 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.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 09:25:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 12:20:00 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.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 07:34:00 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.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:32:00 AM