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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:36:23 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan is expected his have his reinstatement ruling by the end of July, and his agent said the team is excited to get him back. The Dolphins haven't indicated whether they plan to keep him at defensive end or move him to linebacker. Defensive end makes sense for 2016, despite the team's considerable depth there, because asking him to learn linebacker in his first camp back might be too much to ask.
Tue, 31 May 2016 07:13:21 -0700
Suspended Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan has been working out with San Francisco-based trainer Tareq Azim. Azim told USA TODAY Sports that Jordan has lost 12 to 13 pounds of fat and is working out two times a day and doing physical therapy. Jordan is also required to read and perform "a good deed a day" in Azim's program. The Dolphins haven't had contact with Jordan during his latest absence.
Mon, 30 May 2016 19:12:55 -0700
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins LB Dion Jordan will apply for reinstatement to the National Football League Wednesday, June 1, and the team has reportedly indicated they're prepared to welcome Jordan back if he's reinstated. Jordan, who is 6-foot-6 and a bit under 270 pounds, has been tested twice a week and he has not failed or missed a drug test since he was suspended in April 2015.
Mon, 30 May 2016 10:47:46 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan will apply for reinstatement to the NFL Wednesday, June 1. Jordan said he has not used drugs since well before a diluted sample in December of 2014 that caused his one-year ban from the league. It's unclear if Jordan will be retained by the Dolphins if/when he is reinstated, however. Team officials have said they'll address Jordan's status when he is reinstated, which usually takes 30 to 45 days from the time the reinstatement is filed.
Fri, 20 May 2016 18:57:33 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan will be a member of the team if reinstated, executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said Thursday, May 19, but Tannenbaum said he didn't think a decision on Jordan's reinstatement was "imminent."
Thu, 05 May 2016 05:45:12 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan's agent posted a picture of Jordan, who looks to be in good shape, to social media and said he would be the Comeback Player of the Year in 2016. Jordan is awaiting reinstatement following a one-year suspension for positive drug tests.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:25:11 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan isn't in the team's plans, as of Wednesday, April 20. If he's reinstated, it's unlikely the team will bank on him, in the opinion of Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:52:05 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan is eligible to apply for reinstatement from his suspension under the NFL's drug policy. Jordan can apply formally in writing for reinstatement up to 60 days before the one-year anniversary of the letter that banished him. Jordan was suspended April 28, 2015, so he was eligible to apply for reinstatement in February. It is unknown, however, if Jordan has begun that process.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:28:57 -0800
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan would be welcomed back if he's "clean and has a good attitude," after he was suspended for the 2015 season.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:21:25 -0800
The Miami Dolphins aren't willing to discuss the future of suspended DE Dion Jordan because they don't have enough information about him. Miami has had limited contact with him since his year-long suspension due to collective bargaining rules.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:05:30 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan will be suspended for the entire 2015 season for another substance abuse policy violation, according to league sources. Jordan will not appeal the suspension.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:27:38 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan did not receive a vote of confidence from any of the front office people during their pre-draft press conference Friday, April 24. Jordan did not participate in voluntary workouts earlier in the week.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:16:28 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan is one failed drug test away from being suspended for a 10 games to an entire season. Jordan has minimal trade value according to people outside Miami.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:01:28 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan has been approached by the team about the possibility of moving to linebacker full time, but decision has been made at this point, according to vice president Mike Tannenbaum.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:43:58 -0800
Miami Dolphins OT Nate Garner (illness) and DT Anthony Johnson (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 15. LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), LB Jelani Jenkins (foot) and LB Koa Misi (hamstring, knee) are listed as doubtful. CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle), LB Chris McCain (ankle) and CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder) are listed as questionable. CB Walt Aikens (illness), DE Dion Jordan (ankle), TE Dion Sims (neck) and S Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) are listed as probable. Aikens, Jordan, Sims and Wilson fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12. Finnegan, McCain and Taylor were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:58:08 -0800
Miami Dolphins S Walt Aikens (illness), LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), OT Nate Garner (illness), LB Jelani Jenkins (foot) and LB Koa Misi (hamstring, knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle), DT Anthony Johnson (ankle), LB Chris McCain (ankle) and CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder) were limited, while DE Dion Jordan (ankle), TE Dion Sims (neck) and S Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) practiced in full.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:57:25 -0800
Miami Dolphins LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), OT Nate Garner (illness), LB Jelani Jenkins (foot) and LB Koa Misi (hamstring, knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle), LB Chris McCain (ankle) and CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder) were limited, while DE Dion Jordan (ankle), TE Dion Sims (neck) and S Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) practiced in full.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:59:57 -0800
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan could receive some snaps at tight end in Week 12 since TE Charles Clay (knee) is listed as doubtful for the game. Jordan could line up at tight end when the team is in the red zone.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:32:55 -0800
Miami Dolphins CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills. OG Daryn College (back) is doubtful. LS John Denney (knee), LB Kelvin Sheppard (hip, groin) and TE Dion Sims (toe) are questionable, while DE Dion Jordan (hamstring), LB Koa Misi (ankle), DT Jared Odrick (hip), OG Mike Pouncey (hip) and S Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) are probable. College and Finnegan did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. Denney, Misi, Sheppard, Sims and Wilson were limited, while the others practiced in full.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:20:10 -0800
Miami Dolphins OG Daryn Colledge (back) and CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 11. LS John Denney (knee), DE Dion Jordan (hamstring), LB Koa Misi (ankle), LB Kelvin Sheppard (hip, groin), TE Dion Sims (toe) and S Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) were limited, while DT Anthony Johnson (back), DT Earl Mitchell (abdomen), DT Jared Odrick (hip), OG Mike Pouncey (hip) and DE Derrick Shelby (knee) practiced in full.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:14:08 -0800
Miami Dolphins OG Daryn Colledge (back) and CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 10. LS John Denney (knee), DE Dion Jordan (hamstring), LB Koa Misi (ankle), LB Kelvin Sheppard (hip, groin), TE Dion Sims (toe) and SS Jimmy Wilson (hamstring) were limited participants, and DT Anthony Johnson (back), DT Earl Mitchell (abdomen), OG Mike Pouncey (hip) and DL Derrick Shelby (knee) were full participants.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:34:32 -0800
The Miami Dolphins have declared DL Anthony Johnson, OT Billy Turner, LB Chris McCain, OG Daryn Colledge, DL Dion Jordan, OT Jason Fox, CB Lowell Rose inactive for Week 9.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:47 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan played 30 snaps at defensive end and 19 more on special teams in Week 8, and it looks like he'll continue to be heavily used after returning from his suspensions.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:26:48 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan was activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Oct. 25, after serving his suspension. WR Damian Williams was waived to make room for him.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:52:03 -0700
The Miami Dolhpins will move DE Dion Jordan to the active roster Saturday, Oct. 25.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:36:09 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan was praised by head coach Joe Philbin after the team's practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. "I was encouraged by the way he moved," Philbin said. "Two good practices in a row."
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:47:30 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan returned to the team Tuesday, Oct. 21, after serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancing and substance abuse policies. The team will decide whether to activate Jordan for Week 3 later in the week.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:33:11 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan had his PED suspension lifted Friday, Sept. 19. The NFL then announced Jordan was suspended another four games for a substances of abuse violation. Jordan will remain suspended until Oct. 19.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:34:01 -0700
Miami Dolphins LB Dion Jordan might not have his suspension cut once the league and NFLPA finalize a new drug policy. Multiple sources have said Jordan will not have his suspension revoked once the new policy is announced as agreed to, and he might have to finish his full four-week suspension.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:09:17 -0700
Miami Dolphins LB Dion Jordan will be reinstated after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to terms on a new drug policy Friday, Sept. 12.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:55:11 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have been resistant to use DE Dion Jordan at linebacker even though he's likely not going to be on the field much on first down as long as he remains primarily a defensive end.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:02:09 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan will need a good amount of snaps during training camp, but the team understands they need to get other players ready for the season as well, according to head coach Joe Philbin. "As a young player, my feeling is he needs to get work – especially in the bigger picture that he's not going to be getting work later on. He needs work now. But we can't jeopardize the preparation of other guys. At the same time, we're going to have to get him work. He's going to get it without a doubt. And he needs it. And he needs padded work," Philbin said.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:45:11 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan does not plan to appeal his four-game suspension and has accepted the punishment.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:06:23 -0700
The Miami Dolphins likely will not consider releasing DE Dion Jordan after he received a four-game suspension, because they would have to deal with $7.9 million in dead money on their salary cap.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:14:42 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:27:21 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said DE Dion Jordan is playing faster because he's not thinking as much. Philbin wants to continue using Jordan on special teams because he can run and is hard to block.
Tue, 27 May 2014 14:32:43 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said the team considered moving DE Dion Jordan to outside linebacker this year but decided against it. Jordan has now bulked up in the offseason in order to be more effective as a pass rusher.
Tue, 27 May 2014 09:16:17 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan said he has added weight and is up to 265 pounds.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:36:30 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said Tuesday, April 22, that LB Dion Jordan showed up at the team's training facility "a couple of weeks ago" to begin training for the 2014 season.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:46:38 -0700
Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey is expecting big things from DE Dion Jordan in his second season this year. "He's a very talented player and this is a big offseason for him," Hickey said. "Last year with his shoulder he didn't have an opportunity to have a full offseason. That's so important. Developing and getting your body -- not just the physical reps but the mental reps -- getting in the weight room and all those things is such an important part to get these guys ready to make that jump."
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:00:08 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly offered a second-round draft pick and LB Brandon Graham to the Miami Dolphins for LB Dion Jordan, but were rebuffed, a league source said.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:59:38 -0700
The Miami Dolphins reportedly rejected a trade offer from the Philadelphia Eagles for LB Dion Jordan, according to a league source. The Eagles offered a second-round draft pick and LB Brandon Graham.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:02:13 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly made a play to trade for Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan roughly two months ago, according to a respected league source. The Eagles are believed to have offered a second-round pick and LB Brandon Graham for Jordan. The Eagles would have picked up the remainder of Jordan's four-year, $20.572 million deal.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:19:12 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said DE Dion Jordan will receive more playing time next season, and the team expects Jordan to make a big jump in his play. Philbin said he sees Jordan as a defensive end primarily and not as a linebacker.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:07:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins have not talked with any teams about the possibility of trading DE Dion Jordan.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:17:48 -0800
The Miami Dolphins are gauging the trade value of 2013 first-round draft pick DE Dion Jordan.
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 08:43:39 -0800
Some inside the Miami Dolphins organization believe that DE Dion Jordan could be more effective at linebacker. "When we drafted Jordan, nobody expected Olivier Vernon to develop like he did," a Dolphins source said. "My concern is [Jordan] will have struggles playing against bigger tackles. If you play him at linebacker, he has far more range and speed and explosiveness than Misi. But Koa is more consistent and steady. Jordan gives you great flexibility because he can cover and rush the passer. This is a huge offseason for him."
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:48:35 -0800
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan said he wants to improve his strength and quickness this offseason in order to become more of a factor on defense. Jordan said he will also work on a third pass rush move during the offseason.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:40:07 -0800
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (shoulder) shoulder may still be giving him some issues.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:30:44 -0800
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said the team will continue to limit DE Dion Jordan's snaps in his rookie season. Jordan played just nine snaps in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coyle said Jordan will continue to play only in passing situations. "Dion is not going to be in there where teams are slugging it out running the football," Coyle said. "This team threw the ball 21 times in the game, and he was in there for half of them in the rotation that he's playing in right now."