Jordan Placed on NFI List & 1st Day Notes


Jul 21, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey (51) during training camp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins don’t see any reason to keep rookie Dion Jordan on the 90 man roster.  He is limited on the field to sideline rehab assignments and can’t participate in contract drills as it is.  Despite the new spiffy contract that netted him 13 million dollars over the next two months, Dion Jordan will spend the next few weeks on the non-football injury list as he continues rehabbing his labrum injury.  The Dolphins knew this was going to happen and so did Jordan.  Maybe a few fans were surprised by the news by in reality, Jordan is still two weeks away from contact.

Placing Jordan on the 90 would take away a roster spot for someone else that will not make the team and could still use the experience.  So why bother.  Jordan can be taken off the list anytime between now and the final day of cuts at which time if he is still on it will spend the first six weeks of the regular season watching from the sidelines.  He is expected to be ready in two more weeks.  Jordan can participate in team meetings but can not participate in practices including walk-throughs.

Mike Pouncey has declined to comment on the “Free Hernandez” hat fiasco even after his brother issued an apology for being insensitive.  Although the apology seemed to be more team forced by the Steelers Maurkice Pouncey also shown in the Instagram picture at a nightclub said something.  When pressed at today’s practice by reporters, Mike Pouncey declined several times stating he is only here to talk about football.

The injury watch has begun.  The Dolphins can only go as far as their health will take them and this year their free agency spending was capped by a slew of one year deals to injured 2012 veterans.  One of those, Brent Grimes looked fantastic and injury free on day one practice this afternoon.  The Dolphins are relying on all of their 2012 injury bug riddled free agents to contribute.

2,700 fans showed up to greet the Miami Dolphins on their first day of practice.  It was a standing room only sell-out crowd