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Dion Jordan will miss 3-4 months after shoulder surgery

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Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan won’t be available to teams for three to four months, as he’s scheduled to have surgery next week in Los Angeles to repair a shoulder problem.

The procedure will be to repair his labrum, an injury he played through last year. He said he’d do everything here at the NFL Scouting Combine except the bench press.

The 6-foot-6, 248-pound Jordan looks he could carry more weight and play defensive end, but said he’s received more interest from 3-4 teams who’d use him as an outside linebacker.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly was clearly a big fan, saying earlier this week he thought Jordan would help a team on and off the field.

“Dion’s just a special guy in my heart,” Kelly said. “I had an opportunity to be with him for five years. He came into Oregon as a receiver, moved to tight end, we switched him over to defense the beginning of his sophomore year.

“He just had a huge impact, not only on the field but off the field. I’m excited to see him.”

The Ducks used him in a variety of roles, even letting him cover receivers in the slot.

But he won’t be doing anything in the NFL until closer to the start of training camp.

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14 Responses to “Dion Jordan will miss 3-4 months after shoulder surgery”
  1. mp4philly says: Feb 23, 2013 2:06 PM

    With the fifth pick of the third round, the Philadelphia Eagles select…

  2. zingo1978 says: Feb 23, 2013 2:25 PM

    mp4philly says:
    Feb 23, 2013 2:06 PM
    With the fifth pick of the third round, the Philadelphia Eagles select…

    ______________________________

    Has Detroit already traded the 5th pick?? Sweet!

  3. zingo1978 says: Feb 23, 2013 2:26 PM

    Ah..3rd round….Should probably read the whole thing

  4. green41563 says: Feb 23, 2013 2:33 PM

    Serious shoulder injury for a young DE/OLB = not good.

  5. mp4philly says: Feb 23, 2013 2:36 PM

    Wingo, Zingo…

  6. blitzinc43 says: Feb 23, 2013 2:47 PM

    I wonder if Trent Cole can play a little LB… I’m close to certain the Eagles had Brandon Graham at an OLB spot during camp a few years ago, he’d probably transition well.

  7. ggeagle21 says: Feb 23, 2013 3:15 PM

    If Gamble who just arrived in Philly from Linebackerville California, and McGovern who knows a thing or two about what a LB prospect that will be a huckeva NFL player looks like after coaching Kuechly two years ago, and If ChiP kelly who has had Dion for 5 years…if these 3 men believe that Dion will be an all pro OLB in 2 or 3 years, PHLLY WONT PASS HIM UP

  8. eventhorizon04 says: Feb 23, 2013 3:19 PM

    green41563 says: Feb 23, 2013 2:33 PM

    “Serious shoulder injury for a young DE/OLB = not good.”

    Actually, this is a fairly common injury that’s pretty successfully repaired by surgery.

    After all, he was able to play despite the injury for most of the least season – as the article explicitly stated.

  9. 3fingerlenny says: Feb 23, 2013 3:36 PM

    Howie is the type go gm that would draft this kid at 4

  10. larrydavid7000 says: Feb 23, 2013 3:42 PM

    how special can this moron be? you got injured 3-4 months ago and now your having surgery next week.???????? HELLOOOOOOOO.!!!!!!!!!!

  11. orlandodawg says: Feb 23, 2013 4:05 PM

    A Blue Chip prospect who needs surgery??? Browns will trade up to get him………….sigh…….Lombardi is probably on the phone with his agent right now.

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 23, 2013 4:09 PM

    He was overrated from the start. Damontre Moore is clearly the best D lineman in this class. I don’t think it’s close.

  13. bmore44 says: Feb 23, 2013 4:21 PM

    Come to B-More

  14. kev86 says: Feb 23, 2013 4:21 PM

    Freak of an athlete. Mid 1st.

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