Eagles coach Chip Kelly reportedly wants his old Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan in Philadelphia.
According to Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times, the Eagles offered the Dolphins a second-round pick and linebacker-defensive end Brandon Graham in exchange for Jordan.
The Dolphins apparently didn’t think that was enough compensation for a player who cost them both their first-round pick and second-round pick last year. (The Dolphins packaged their first and second picks to move up to No. 3 to draft Jordan, a trade motivated in large part by the Dolphins’ belief that Kelly loved Jordan so much that the Eagles would have drafted Jordan at No. 4.)
But it was former Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland who traded up to draft Jordan, and there’s been some talk that new General Manager Dennis Hickey would be interested in trading Jordan after his disappointing rookie season. The Dolphins denied a previous report that they were trying to trade Jordan, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t reconsider if the Eagles were to make the right offer.
If Kelly likes Jordan as much as some league observers think he does, perhaps the Eagles would be willing to send their first-round pick to Miami.