Breaking News: Dolphins’ Dion Jordan Suspended
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins have missed linebacker/defensive end Dion Jordan at voluntary workouts, now they will miss him for the entire season. According to reports, Jordan has been suspended for the entire 2015 NFL season for yet another failed drug test.
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Last year it was announced that Jordan was facing a four game suspension for failing a drug test. As they season progressed the NFL redid their policies on drug suspensions allowing many players to be reinstated early. Jordan however was given another four game suspension when he failed a 2nd test. Now it’s a full year and he is not expected to appeal.
The suspension is the likely reason he has been absent from the workouts. The Dolphins will likely decide to release him and end up eating his salary unless NFL rules allow them to recoup some of his signing bonus. Something I am not familiar with.
UPDATE: Cap relief of $5 million to come off books.
It is appearing as though Jordan, at least for the Dolphins will indeed be a monumental bust as a 3rd overall selection only three drafts ago in 2013. Jeff Ireland moved from 12th to 3rd in a trade with the Oakland Raiders that also sent an early 2nd round pick to the Raiders. Jordan was supposed to be the edge rusher that would electrify the defense opposite Cameron Wake. He has 46 tackles and three sacks in his career with Miami. Adam Schefter also reported that the Dolphins and Eagles had been discussing a trade for Jordan that will obviously be a non-issue now. Another reason why you don’t try and hold out for too much when dealing with a problem child. Regardless of the nature of Jordan’s failed test, the results show Jordan’s lack of commitment to the NFL. Make no mistake though at the heart of this is some sort of drug issue and we hope that Jordan gets the help that he needs outside of football but his career in Miami is now likely over. UPDATE: Multiple reports say that Jordan’s “failed test” was from a diluted sample. He will not appeal the suspension according to Schefter.