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Dolphins part ways with Dion Jordan

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The writing has been on the wall for some time and the end of Dion Jordan’s time with the Dolphins will come on Friday.

Per multiple reports, the Dolphins will waive Jordan with the failed physical designation. The defensive end has not played in a regular season game since the 2014 season due to a year-long suspension and a knee injury that kept him out after he was reinstated.

Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said recently that it was “pretty obvious” that things have not worked out for a player that the Dolphins made the third overall pick of the 2013 draft, which pointed toward the move that will end Jordan’s tenure in Miami. Jordan played just 26 games and made one start while recording three sacks.

The move pares over $3.2 million from the team’s cap and gives Jordan a chance to try for better results with a different team, although neither his play in Miami nor his extended layoff do much to inspire hope that things will play out that way.

Disappointment has turned out to be the theme of the 2013 first round across the board. Fifteen of the 32 players selected in the round are no longer with their original teams, including eight of the first 12 picks.

UPDATE 4:05 p.m. ET: The Dolphins have announced the move.

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54 Responses to “Dolphins part ways with Dion Jordan”
  1. greenbleeder says: Mar 31, 2017 3:56 PM

    An an Eagles fan, I want to greatly thank the previous regime for jumping in front of us to take Dion Jordan. Lane Johnson is no saint, but he will be our future starting left tackle for years to come.

    GO BIRDS!

  2. ixprodegyxi says: Mar 31, 2017 4:02 PM

    Why do I feel the patriots will take a chance at this guy. Maybe to fill in the big shoes left behind by barkevious mingo.

  3. lostsok says: Mar 31, 2017 4:07 PM

    At this point, the correct response is a collective yawn.

    Fat, out of shape, unfocused and disinterested. Low life IQ, lower football IQ.

  4. igotgamenj says: Mar 31, 2017 4:11 PM

    The Miami Dolphins do not have one player on the team from that 2013 Draft…Great Job Jeff Ireland

  5. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Mar 31, 2017 4:13 PM

    Even tho Big Reg took DJ Hayden after the trade who really won that trade (oakland) or Miami ???

  6. silverandblack052099 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:13 PM

    Go to the CFL and work on your craft and get your act together. Work hard, prove yourself and try to come back to the NFL in a couple of years.

  7. KendraChelsea says: Mar 31, 2017 4:13 PM

    Why do I feel the patriots will take a chance at this guy. Maybe to fill in the big shoes left behind by barkevious mingo.
    __________________________________

    yes, please yes as a dolohins fan, it would be the best news of the off season

  8. omegalh says: Mar 31, 2017 4:14 PM

    Never trade up for a defensive lineman in the draft. They are so hit or miss.

  9. donbat67 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:14 PM

    Just a formality at this point , he’s been gone for years .

  10. biggs13 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:15 PM

    Our last huge mistake. You don’t belong in the #newmiami

    Have fun in Canada.

  11. phishead1313 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:17 PM

    Jeff Ireland should be in the witless protection program. Biggest bust ever. Thats sarcasm, not a typo.

  12. cantonbound13 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:21 PM

    Waste

  13. igotgamenj says: Mar 31, 2017 4:22 PM

    As a Miami fan I would like to thank the Eagles current regime for trading us Kiko Alonso and Vernon Maxwell

  14. tylawspick6 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:23 PM

    How Tannenbaum is still employed, no one knows.

    Has to be some kind of a religious connection he has with Stephen Ross.

    There is no other explanation. He helped destroy the Jets and has been destroying the Dolphins.

    lol

  15. phinatic1 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:25 PM

    His scholarship just ran out, 3 years of hoping and expecting him to get it, and all we got was a expensive special team player, at least we are done with the “what if”teasing of talent…fins up

  16. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 31, 2017 4:26 PM

    I know it’s the cool thing to point the finger and laugh at folks when draft picks dont work out. However, this isn’t the Dolphins fault.

    The guy had some elite physical tools coming out of college. He would have been picked up by someone right after if Miami didn’t pull the trigger.

    To the Eagles fan above: Kindly return to your seat. The jury is still out in Wentz. Last any of us checked your crew hasn’t done anything since McNabb.

  17. eazeback says: Mar 31, 2017 4:27 PM

    dallas cowboys, lets get him

  18. tommynatorii says: Mar 31, 2017 4:37 PM

    He was given a second chance and a clean slate. He did not want it. Best wishes, but we need playmakers, bye.

  19. finsphan says: Mar 31, 2017 4:39 PM

    How Tannenbaum is still employed, no one knows.

    Has to be some kind of a religious connection he has with Stephen Ross.

    There is no other explanation. He helped destroy the Jets and has been destroying the Dolphins.

    lol
    _____________________________

    What are you talking about? Jeff Ireland picked this guy in 13′. Tannenbaum had nothing to do with it lol.

    Nice one.

  20. tylawspick6 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:43 PM

    I know it’s the cool thing to point the finger and laugh at folks when draft picks dont work out. However, this isn’t the Dolphins fault.

    The guy had some elite physical tools coming out of college. He would have been picked up by someone right after if Miami didn’t pull the trigger.

    To the Eagles fan above: Kindly return to your seat. The jury is still out in Wentz. Last any of us checked your crew hasn’t done anything since McNabb.

    ———

    How is not the Dolphins fault?

    Have you seen how those dopey “trendsetters” do business down there?

    It’s always trying to make a splash move.

    What on earth took them so long to cut this guy???

  21. finsphan says: Mar 31, 2017 4:44 PM

    There were some decent players that the Dolphins picked up in that draft. Jenkins, Sims, Gillislee, Taylor. Unfortunately Philbin and his staff were not good enough to use them and get the best out of those players. Taylor and Jenkins were hurt often in Miami to be fair. Although Gase got Sims paid, good for him too, he’s a good TE and will be a great pickup for the Bears. I wish Miami had brought him back but $6 mil a year was a bit much.

    The Ireland-Philbin era may have been the worst head coach-GM combo ever. What a difference Gase-Grier-Tannenbaum has made to this franchise.

  22. ncphinsfan says: Mar 31, 2017 4:44 PM

    Good Riddance! Now we have Zach Brown money. Normally, I am for 2nd chances, but he had 3 of them and failed everytime. Buh-Bye!

  23. ebr362 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:45 PM

    igotgamenj says:
    Mar 31, 2017 4:11 PM
    The Miami Dolphins do not have one player on the team from that 2013 Draft…Great Job Jeff Ireland
    ===============================

    And didn’t they try to sell Ireland as a great talent evaluator at one time? Whoever spread that manure should be ashamed. For some reason I think it was that bloated overrated Parcells.

  24. saints737 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:45 PM

    Wouldn’t mind the Saints taking a flyer on him. Camp body if nothing else

  25. cantonbound13 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:47 PM

    Use that money to sign Zach Brown.

  26. tylawspick6 says: Mar 31, 2017 4:49 PM

    Vernon Gholston is someone Mike Tannenboob is very familiar with in NJ.

    I am surprised he didn’t get Gholston-chills the second he arrived in Miami and cut him 2 years ago.

    An all time great top 10 bust was Jordan. They traded up for him!

  27. soxpatsceltsbruins says: Mar 31, 2017 4:51 PM

    I love it that the Patriots are in everybody’s heads.

    Every damaged, demented, decaying, drunk, drug addled, dented, desperado, and oh yeah, under achiever, is discussed as a target for of the Patriots.

    Those players should be so lucky!

  28. contender21open says: Mar 31, 2017 4:55 PM

    Dion Jordan, OFFICIALLY the biggest BUST in Miami Dolphins history.

    Good riddance!

    Go Phins…. Fins -up!

  29. mostepicgnar says: Mar 31, 2017 5:02 PM

    Terrible draft pick

  30. chairman291 says: Mar 31, 2017 5:07 PM

    Eagles didn’t trade VERNON MAXWELL to the Dolphins. He was a former NBA player. The Eagles traded Byron Maxwell to Dolphins.

  31. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 31, 2017 5:10 PM

    ixprodegyxi says:
    Mar 31, 2017 4:02 PM
    Why do I feel the patriots will take a chance at this guy.

    ROFLMAO, you think BB would give this guy the time of day?

  32. joenash72 says: Mar 31, 2017 5:26 PM

    He’s gonna be a Seattle Seahawk 😉

  33. VenerableAxiom says: Mar 31, 2017 5:29 PM

    tylawspick6 says:

    How is not the Dolphins fault?

    Have you seen how those dopey “trendsetters” do business down there?

    It’s always trying to make a splash move.
    =====
    Back then… not now. #NewMiami.

  34. samuraisword51 says: Mar 31, 2017 5:31 PM

    tylawspick6 says:

    I know it’s the cool thing to point the finger and laugh at folks when draft picks dont work out. However, this isn’t the Dolphins fault.

    The guy had some elite physical tools coming out of college. He would have been picked up by someone right after if Miami didn’t pull the trigger.
    ____________
    The knock on him coming out of college was that although he had great size and talent, he didn’t have high motivation and often seemed to loaf it.

    If a guy lacks a strong motor, all the talent in the world will only carry him a short distance in the NFL.

  35. THX 138 says: Mar 31, 2017 5:44 PM

    Some team will give this guy another chance and then regret it.

  36. bird2urmother says: Mar 31, 2017 5:47 PM

    To the dolphins fan above, why are u thanking us for (byron)maxwell? I watched a few of ur games last year n saw him sidelined on your bench. And the more important thing is u guys took his salary with him.

  37. raggard says: Mar 31, 2017 5:48 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 31, 2017 4:23 PM
    How Tannenbaum is still employed, no one knows.

    Has to be some kind of a religious connection he has with Stephen Ross.

    There is no other explanation. He helped destroy the Jets and has been destroying the Dolphins.

    What does Tannenbaum have to do with this? He didn’t pick Jordon, Ireland did.

  38. criscosandwichesforeveryone says: Mar 31, 2017 5:55 PM

    Lions won this draft with Ansah, Slay, Martin, Riddick.
    Heck, they even drafted Larry Warford who just signed with the Saints for 4 yrs/34 mil.

    Now if they could only translate that into winning the division, and a playoff game….

  39. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says: Mar 31, 2017 6:06 PM

    soxpatsceltsbruins says:
    Mar 31, 2017 4:51 PM
    I love it that the Patriots are in everybody’s heads.
    ======================================

    They’re not it’s just that their fan base is so delusional they think that’s the case. It’s the same reason that Patriots fans hijack and ruin a third of the comment threads on this website. They think that everything is about themselves and their team when in reality that’s very far from the truth

  40. cavemaneh says: Mar 31, 2017 6:35 PM

    I think that Jeff Ireland made the right choice at the time. I also think Jeff Ireland is a better GM than Mike Tannenbaum.

    Signed,

    former Dolphin fan of 30 years, and now former Raider fan heading for Green Bay.

  41. maust1013 says: Mar 31, 2017 6:43 PM

    (Insert obligatory playful divisional poke here)
    Trading up to take him based on the team they had at the time and his overall evaluation didn’t make a lot of sense but draft busts happen to every team.

  42. maust1013 says: Mar 31, 2017 6:45 PM

    staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    Mar 31, 2017 6:06 PM
    They’re not it’s just that their fan base is so delusional they think that’s the case.
    ======================

    chipster, no one inserts the Pats into unrelated threads on a more consistent basis than you do, regardless of which screen name you use to do it.

  43. finnymcphin says: Mar 31, 2017 6:57 PM

    THX 138 says:
    Mar 31, 2017 5:44 PM
    Some team will give this guy another chance and then regret it.
    __________________

    Top 3 round busts get minimum prove it deals all the time. Enough of them produce and earn another look to make it worth taking a flyer on one. Since most of those contracts don’t have much in the way of guarantees the regret is minimal, it’s the definition of low risk/high reward.

  44. tarniman says: Mar 31, 2017 7:14 PM

    I see why my former High School teammate and former Dolphins player….can’t mention his name….but he told me face to face “I just don’t like that guy” and he went on and on about Ireland wasn’t good….Keep in mind this is coming from a actually Miami Dolphins player NOT a fan like us. Ireland was horrible I don’t know why or how he was able to stay around that long.

  45. imonfire2niteoyeah says: Mar 31, 2017 7:35 PM

    was jeff Ireland irish by any chance? Asking for a friend.

  46. Akula says: Mar 31, 2017 7:44 PM

    When he went on stage at the draft I was amazed how skinny he was for a lineman. Looked like a nice suit hanging on the rack. Not surprised but too bad.

  47. kennylc2015 says: Mar 31, 2017 7:44 PM

    While I feel bad for Dion Jordan, as an Eagles fan, I have to thank Miami for jumping ahead of us and drafting him. Chip Kelly was salivating over him so we Miami jumped past us and we had to ‘settle’ for Lane Johnson.

  48. FinFan68 says: Mar 31, 2017 8:01 PM

    PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says:
    Mar 31, 2017 4:13 PM
    Even tho Big Reg took DJ Hayden after the trade who really won that trade (oakland) or Miami ???
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Most likely the teams that picked next because neither of the teams involved can say that was a good move

  49. tylawspick6 says: Mar 31, 2017 8:03 PM

    What does Tannenbaum have to do with this? He didn’t pick Jordon, Ireland did.

    —-

    umm, that it has taken him all this time to cut him
    like it took him so long to walk from gholston with
    the jets

    each was a top 10 outright bust immediately

    that is the comparison

    ugh

    millennials

  50. xbam says: Mar 31, 2017 8:08 PM

    Dallas…

  51. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Mar 31, 2017 8:32 PM

    What can you do? That was the best play, without a doubt. You have to do what’s best for the team. Even if it’s the third overall pick. The message sent is often more important than any player or situation. Should have been done a year or two ago, in hindsight. Miami looks to be on the rise. In my opinion, they need a real QB.

  52. Ryan Zengerle says: Mar 31, 2017 10:02 PM

    Ironic that in the worst draft ever, it just so happened to be the year the Lions crushed it. Ziggy, Slay, Warford, Riddick, Martin. Wow!

  53. ebr362 says: Apr 1, 2017 8:16 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 31, 2017 8:03 PM
    What does Tannenbaum have to do with this? He didn’t pick Jordon, Ireland did.
    —-
    umm, that it has taken him all this time to cut him
    like it took him so long to walk from gholston with
    the jets
    each was a top 10 outright bust immediately
    that is the comparison
    ugh
    millennials
    ————————————————-

    The fact you started with, umm, says it all! Gholston actually played enough to show he was a bust, Jordon played minimal, was suspended, than got hurt and never took his chance serious. T-Baum gave him time, but cut bait when it was apparent there was nothing there on Irelands blunder. TBaum got signing bonus $$ back and another 3.2 mil for cutting him. Gholston just took the Jets lunch money and laughed.

  54. fishyinalittledishy says: Apr 11, 2017 1:42 PM

    Can somebody out there tell me if this kid had any attitude problems in College. If he did thats gross negligence on the scouts / management. These days were every detail of a player with that kind of potential to be drafted high is known from high school to college there is no excuse. Red flags all over the place if he didn’t put the graft in. I beleive with the little knowledge I have of football I couldn’t do any worse than some of the buffoons we have had in the recent past. You can’t take a chance on someone who does not grind thinking he will change his ways as a professional when you are messing around with your future, dealing picks and expense to on a 10% chance of him being a model pro.

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