Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan (95) during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Looking To Trade Dion Jordan


The Miami Dolphins moved up last year to get to the third overall spot in the draft.  It cost their first round pick and their first of two second rounders.  Jeff Ireland, in October, said he would do it again.  We are now learning that the Dolphins are shopping Dion Jordan for trade.  Initial reaction would be how could you but the reality is that with the new rookie wage scale in place trading a one year former first rounder isn’t all that difficult.

In addition, there are now several reports circulating from other NFL club insiders that the Dolphins are also exploring, internally or quietly externally, the possibility of interests in Cameron Wake and Mike Wallace.  It would seem that if the Dolphins are indeed shopping then they are not simply retooling a team that came one victory away from a  playoff spot last season.  This could be an overhaul of the team.

Speculation is just that.  It means nothing in regards to the Wake and Wallace rumors but there is some noise surrounding a player that saw little playing time last season as the third overall pick.  It’s looking more and more like Jordan’s failures on the field last year could be because Philbin didn’t want him on the team to begin with.  With NFL Combine rumors swirling that Miami was paying particular attention to the CB’s it could beg the question about Will Davis and Jamar Taylor’s future with the team as well.

The Dolphins could be looking to save some money on Jordan that they could use towards Paul Soliai or Randy Starks.  Or both.  Or it could mean they are simply moving on from a player that many don’t see fitting into Miami’s defensive system.  Speculation, there’s that word again, seems to be on Philadelphia as a possibility given Jordan’s history with Chip Kelly who runs a system that Jordan excelled in.

What we don’t know is if Dennis Hickey is seeing all this and is incredibly smart or incredibly stupid.  We will find out soon enough.

Of course the reports come from Jason LaCanfora who isn’t exactly known for breaking news.

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  • Bill Stowers

    We better not rebuild wtf…. That would be the dumbest thing imaginable. You might as well then sell the team because even a die hard fan like me would have a hard time watching.

  • Christian Paige

    okay somebody needs to step in before they pull a marlins on our asses!!!

  • tpl

    Wow! Jordan and possibly Cameron Wake and Mike Wallace. That’s a big change. Just wonder if Miami will get draft picks or players?

    • Miami Jules (Julian)

      I am concerned about a couple of things, 1, the effect on the salary cap and 2, parting ways with both Jordan and Wake doesn’t sound very smart at this point but again, I will withhold judgment until after a few games just like I did last year. Same thing with Wallace and the salary cap, if the effect was minimal and we’re looking at a higher draft pick while still keeping the 7 picks, then I wouldn’t be totally against it.

  • corners

    no sources? Not even a bad attempt at a secret source?

    This is fake news till we see some facts.

  • DragonFly34

    Seems like the Kumbiya crowd at #1 Dolphin Lane are getting rid of everything Ireland and thats a shame. Jordan is an up and coming rush linebacker and Philbin thinks the Dolphins have to many. To many WR with blinding speed as well, get rid of em all.

  • Gregg Brennan

    hmmmm, pretty big fall for a guy who was Top 5 on Kiper’s Big Board. I wonder if the Phins will get anything for him or just be forced to cut him outright. Personally, I always thought he was overrated and wouldn’t trade anything more than an old kicking tee for him.

    • Chris

      Forced to cut him outright? Lol, how do you figure that? Who cuts the #3 overall pick a year after the draft?

      • Gregg Brennan

        Ummmmm, a smart GM who doesn’t want to keep paying a guy who sucks and who should NEVER have been the #3 overall pick?

        • Chris

          Well, Dion Jordan is a #3 overall pick with elite athleticism and a $400k salary in only his second season. The reason he didn’t get a lot of playing time last year wasn’t because “he sucks” either. So if Hickey were to just cut him, I don’t think too many experts would view that as “smart”.

  • Eduardo Woolrich

    The answer would be incredibly stupid

  • Miami Jules (Julian)

    I clearly remember Jeff Ireland saying “… he would do it again…” and he didn’t look very happy about the question either. I remember, I was the one who asked him… I tried to be nice about it and mentioned that Jordan seem to be a potential stud pass rusher (I don’t remember my exact words) but that given the fact our OL was struggling if he could do it over would he have taken Lane Johnson instead.
    I have read about the rumors that some of the coaching staff may be less than thrilled with Jordan’s practice ethics. The few times I saw him play, he looked like he could be a play maker in the making, but if the staff feels they’re better up adding a draft pick as a result of a trade, I would wait and see what happens in the end before I draw any conclusion. I’m just happy we kept Grimes.

    • Chris

      I mean, Wake isn’t getting any younger. How do you not just have Wake take this kid under his wing so that Jordan can replace him in a year or 2? This report seems to wreak of nonsense…

      • Miami Jules (Julian)

        The jury is out with me Chris. I don’t know how credible these reports or rumors are. If they happen to be true… Why would the same rumor include allegations of a supposedly less than desirable work ethics thus reducing his value? That takes away credibility from the report’s accuracy, which also includes Wallace. Now, should there be something to the Wallace rumor and IF we were to get a higher round pick and some cap relief as a result of a trade involving wallace, then I would not be against a Wallace trade. All of this is fine to speculate on Chris but that’s all I’m doing because we really don’t know, so other than doing some head scratching, I will stay away from pre-judgment at this point