While teams across the league were shedding bottom-of-the-roster filler yesterday, the Dolphins were getting their top draft pick back.
According to Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald, No. 3 overall choice Dion Jordan went through drills Tuesday for the first time since aggravating his surgically repaired shoulder on Aug. 9
“Physically, I felt good,” Jordan said. “For me, it’s mainly little things, continuing to brush up on my fundamentals, and whatever they ask me to do I’m able to go ahead and do it at full speed so I can help this team.”
While it’s unlikely he’d be ready to play —or they’d want to risk him — in Thursday’s preseason finale, getting him back this week is a good sign for his availability for the regular season opener.
“We wouldn’t put him out here if we didn’t feel he was ready to go,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said.
Of course, the Dolphins also plan to work him in gradually, not counting on him starting while they have a star on one side (Cameron Wake) and a solid starter on the other (Olivier Vernon), giving Jordan time to get well and grow into his role.