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Dion Jordan wouldn’t be surprised if he missed opener

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The Dolphins are reportedly considering keeping defensive end Dion Jordan off the field for a while longer in hopes of avoiding future setbacks from his surgically-repaired right shoulder, a decision that could mean Jordan is in street clothes when the regular season gets underway.

While Jordan admits to being “frustrated” by remaining on the sideline while his teammates are practicing in team drills and playing in preseason games, Jordan says that his first priority is getting healthy. As a result, he won’t be shocked if the regular season kicks off without him.

“Would I be surprised?” Jordan said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “It’s my body so I know when I’m ready to go or when I’m not ready to go.┬áIt wouldn’t be a surprise at all.”

While it would obviously be disappointing for the Dolphins to start the season without the third overall pick in the lineup, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Jordan is coming off of a torn labrum, which they knew when they drafted him and which they had to know there was a risk of aggravating the injury once he started playing again. If they could do things over again, they might choose to hold him out of camp a bit longer at the outset, but their best option now is proceeding cautiously so that Jordan misses a game or two rather than a sizable chunk of his rookie season.

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18 Responses to “Dion Jordan wouldn’t be surprised if he missed opener”
  1. jetsclaps says: Aug 23, 2013 9:50 AM

    Great pick fish!

  2. tannethrill says: Aug 23, 2013 9:53 AM

    Would be a problem if the front 7 wasn’t this team’s strength.

    Would rather have Jordan at the end of the season.

  3. romoscollarbone says: Aug 23, 2013 9:55 AM

    I tore my rotator cuff and labrum in 05. I went thru all the rehab and granted it wasn’t the same as what an NFL player would go thru, but it was still 3 times a week for an 1 1/2 hrs plus 30 mins a day of homework….And my shoulder still bothers me everyday. So it may be a bit of Jordan realizing his new reality and that his shoulder will never be the same. It’s going to continue to be achy for a while. That eventually does go away and youre left with a dull pain.

    That being said, I’m so impressed with Brees, he came back from a similar injury to mine to just dominate. When I said him get hurt in that meaningless game for the Chargers, I thought he’d never be the same, the fact that he came back better than every is really so impressive to me.

  4. oakfolk says: Aug 23, 2013 9:56 AM

    Dolphans better hope this injury is not the result of a former WR now playing DE and having to push around big, heavy, strong Olinemen. If it is, the injury will occur again and again.

  5. robt2013 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:03 AM

    Dion is going to be a beast!!

  6. drainbameged says: Aug 23, 2013 10:03 AM

    queue all the phin haterz, trolls, and armchair GM’s making bust comments. It’s alright guys we know your jealous…you’ll get over it

  7. Iknoweverything says: Aug 23, 2013 10:07 AM

    That Jeff Ireland sure is a genius GM.
    Year after year he gives away high draft choices for terrible QBs. Drafts a “franchise” *cough, giggle, *cough, yet places him behind a terrible O-line. Then when he has the chance to protect his QB with a talented LT, he tries to lowball Andy Reid and bluff until Andy tells him to go #’”!$ himself.
    Then Genius Ireland reaches sky high for a part time player in college, who will be a part time/special teams player with their top pick.
    Tannehill is gonna get killed and Jordan will be a bust.

    I dont know who is more clueless……Ireland or the Fins fans that actually believe in his moves.

    KC is laughing all the way to the playoffs while Miami continues to be the AFC West doormat

  8. turkdaddy429 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:19 AM

    He’s scared of Cleveland’s Offensive Line. Period.

  9. fordmandalay says: Aug 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    Yeah, all the people who thought he was a real overreach draft pick aren’t surprised either.

  10. ingraven says: Aug 23, 2013 10:30 AM

    What a GREAT attitude of a 1st round pick. And not just a 1st rounder, a Top 5 pick.

  11. topcommenter says: Aug 23, 2013 10:48 AM

    good thing that Olivier has been playing great, he will be a good temporary replacement, but I can’t wait for Dion to be good to go, to watch the Dion-Wake combo on blitzes

    we have the new cornerstones for our defense for years to come!

  12. Iknoweverything says: Aug 23, 2013 10:59 AM

    Correction….Afc East doormat

  13. promickey says: Aug 23, 2013 11:02 AM

    So GM Jeff Ireland gave traded to get the 3rd selection in the draft and REACHED for an injured Dion Jordan to play DE part time.

    Well only time will tell weather Ireland will be fired when the season is over. Look at the schedule for Miami. It’s not an easy one. So Jeff reaches for a player who may not help him win this season, the last year of his contract. Jeff the ‘genius’ sure knows how to perform professional suicide.

  14. steelerben says: Aug 23, 2013 12:04 PM

    The bad news is that he might miss the preseason opener. The good news is that it means he and JD will have time to finish filming and editing, “Dr. Acula”.

  15. makenobones says: Aug 23, 2013 12:23 PM

    Hey Iknoweverything, you really owe it to yourself and all the rest of us if you’d just change your name before you keep embarrassing yourself.

  16. dizzydolphin09 says: Aug 23, 2013 1:39 PM

    They’re just giving him time to get 100%

  17. miamatt says: Aug 23, 2013 3:52 PM

    Hilarious that we still have KC fans coming on here sounding Miami’s death knell. Things must be getting pretty desperate over there, though I can’t say I blame them considering they weren’t able to move Albert and they have the #1 pick in the draft playing RT. Well, at they least they have Alex Smith, who the KC OC says is the best QB in the NFL. Funny that @iknoweverything rips Ireland for “giving away high draft choices for terrible qbs year after year” even though Tannehill is the only QB that a draft pick has been spent on since Pat White was drafted in 2009. Meanwhile, THIS YEAR the Chiefs give up two picks for a QB who is AT BEST a competent caretaker for teams that run the ball a lot and have a great defense. Oh, and how well does it usually work out when a successful coach goes to a new team? Familiarize yourself with the term “diminshing returns” and there ya go.

    It would be facetious for me or any Dolphin fan to say that the Phins envisioned Dion Jordan not playing week 1, but it is hardly cause for alarm. The injury was known to them and setbacks happen. What would be cause for alarm would be a perfectly healthy Dion Jordan practicing poorly and keeping his roster spot solely because of draft position. Getting him 100% healthy has to be the no. 1 priority for Miami, then we can begin to evaluate.

  18. idahomer says: Aug 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    @Jetsclap.. Keep hoping he is a but because if he is maybe you can make yourself feel a little better about picking Gholston a few years back.. lol

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