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Draft Scout Dion Jordan News
10/22/14 - DE Dion Jordan is back from suspension. But he remains on the reserve/suspended list. The Dolphins have until Monday to make a decision on what to do with the players who was the No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft.
"I feel much better," Jordan said. "It's unfortunate I had to take the time. But it's the most time I had for myself in a really long time.
"I used it wisely as far as making sure I bettered myself. And, secondly, making sure I came back with a good mind, doing whatever I have to do to help this organization just take care of my business."
Perhaps Jordan could be used in a pass rush package as well as playing on special teams this week. But the way the defensive linemen, and especially the defensive ends, have performed it seems more likely Jordan won't be active this week.
10/20/14 - DE Dion Jordan returns from his suspension this week. But there's some question whether he'll get playing time. The defensive end rotation of starters Cam Wake and Olivier Vernon and reserves Derrick Shelby and Terrence Fede seems to be working well.
Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said he'll talk with Jordan, who was suspended for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing drugs, at some point this week.
"Yeah, we'll certainly talk to him and I'll speak with him," he said. "I'm very close with Dion as is our entire staff. We've had some sit down conversations in the past and we'll continue to do that, not just with Dion, but all of the players."
Jordan was struggling to get time from scrimmage during training camp and that might not change in the immediate future.
10/20/14 - DE Dion Jordan was reinstated from the league suspended list Monday (Oct. 20). Jordan received a roster exemption that expires next Monday (Oct. 27).
10/16/14 - DE Dion Jordan (suspension) is eligible to return to the team Monday. He faces stiff competition for playing time among starters Olivier Vernon and Cam Wake, and reserves Derrick Shelby and Terrence Fede.
09/20/14 - DE Dion Jordan was relieved of one suspension and then hit with another on Friday.
After a four-game suspension was lifted for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Jordan was slapped with a four-game banishment for substance abuse.
That means Jordan, the No. 3 pick of the 2013 draft, will sit out a total of six games this season because of suspensions.
He'll be eligible to rejoin the team on Oct. 20. Previously, he would have been able to return Sept. 29.
"I am currently undergoing treatment to address my situation," Jordan said in a statement. "I am working hard to become a better man and to make better choices in the future. I am especially looking forward to returning to the team. I also want to thank my family, coach (Joe) Philbin and the Miami Dolphins organization for their support."
Jordan had 26 tackles and two sacks last season during a disappointing rookie year. He added 15 pounds of muscle during the offseason and seemed on track to be an impact player until he was suspended for the first four games of the regular season. Now comes the new suspension.
Philbin said the team is "disappointed" in Jordan's new suspension.
"We were informed that Dion's suspension for performance-enhancing drugs was lifted," Philbin said in a statement, "however, we also learned that he has been suspended four games for violating the Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances.
"While we were disappointed to learn of this result, we support Dion for proactively taking steps to voluntarily seek treatment to better himself. We will continue to support and work with him as he takes advantage of all available resources during this time."