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Draft Scout Dion Jordan News
04/29/15 - DE Dion Jordan will sit out the 2015 season resulting from a NFL suspension for a positive drug test.
Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, will not appeal the ban, which reportedly came from a diluted test sample.
"We were disappointed to learn about Dion Jordan's most recent suspension for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse," the Dolphins said in a statement. "A player's health and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. We have made every effort to support Dion, both on and off the field and we will continue to do so to the extent allowable under NFL guidelines."
Jordan also was suspended for the first four games without pay in 2014 after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy and later given an additional four-game suspension for violating the policy.
ESPN reported that the suspension puts an end to possible trade discussions with the Philadelphia Eagles in February regarding Jordan. The 25 year old played at Oregon when Eagles coach Chip Kelly was with the Ducks.
Jordan has not shown up for the Dolphins' voluntary workout program this month.
In two NFL seasons, Jordan has fallen short of expectations with just three sacks and 46 tackles in 26 regular-season games. The Dolphins traded up in the 2013 draft to land Jordan.
04/29/15 - DE Dion Jordan, suspended for the season due to a positive drug test, apologized Wednesday and said he will work on finishing his college degree during his time away from the NFL.
Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick out of Oregon in 2013, was suspended Tuesday because of a reported diluted test sample which counts as a positive test.
In a statement released by the NFLPA on Wednesday, Jordan said:
"I'm very disappointed that I will not be playing in the NFL in the 2015 season. Because of past positive tests and my status in the drug program, the consequence of diluted tests is severe. I deeply regret putting myself in this position, and I apologize to my teammates and the Dolphins organization. I will use the time away from playing to finish my college degree. I will stay in excellent physical shape and look forward to returning to the NFL as soon as possible. I'm deeply grateful to my family and friends for their continued support."
Jordan had been suspended twice before -- for four games each -- for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
In two NFL seasons, Jordan has fallen short of expectations with just three sacks and 46 tackles in 26 regular-season games. The Dolphins traded up in the 2013 draft to land him.
12/22/14 - DE Dion Jordan had his first sack of the season vs. Minnesota. In addition to showing his versatility by also playing tackle and linebacker, Jordan was key on special teams. He had three tackles and was involved in the game-winning blocked punt. Minnesota's long snapper Cullen Loefller bounced the ball to P Jeff Locke because he was worried about blocking Jordan. The bad snap gave Fede enough time to block the punt.
12/10/14 - DE Dion Jordan could be used a few times this week to defend New England TE Rob Gronkowski. Jordan, who defended Gronkowski a few times last season as a rookie, has the size, athleticism and strength to get physical with Gronkowski.
12/08/14 - DE Dion Jordan could see more action this week against the Patriots because he might be called upon the defend TE Rob Gronkowski in pass coverage. Jordan has been more involved in the gameplan in recent weeks. Two games ago he deflected a punt, and last game he narrowly missed blocking a punt.