Dion Jordan signs RFA tender

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The Seahawks have said goodbye to several defensive players this offseason, but they will have defensive end Dion Jordan back for the 2018 season.

Jordan was tendered as a restricted free agent early in the offseason and the NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that he has signed that tender. Jordan will make $1.9 million after being tendered at the original-round level.

That’s the lowest of the three tenders, but the Seahawks were able to use that and keep other teams at bay because Jordan was a first-round pick of the Dolphins in 2013. Any team signing him away would have to give Seattle a first-round pick in compensation, which likely put a chill on any market for Jordan’s services that might have developed.

Jordan did not play at all in 2015 or 2016 due to a suspension and a knee injury, but returned to record four sacks in five games for the Seahawks last year. It would do the Seahawks defense a lot of good if he can produce at the same rate over more playing time in 2018.

14 responses to “Dion Jordan signs RFA tender

  1. Excellent talent. He’s been troubled his people career, but Jordan is really a good guy by all accounts. I hope he continues to better himself and fullfills his potential.

  2. That is a pretty big loophole for them to be able to use the first round status when they weren’t the team that drafted him. I am surprised the NFLPA went along with that. I would think if they traded for him, it would count, but not if they signed him as a free agent. The player gets hosed for less money, and can’t explore any free agent deals because no one is giving up a 1st for a guy with his past, no matter how good he looks.

  3. Looking back at the first round of that draft there were LOADS of disappointments…but he was probably the biggest. Hes got the measurables to be at least a serviceable player, and the ‘hawks dont have to pay him much…keeping him around at this price is probably a win for the seahawks and Jordan (who can continue his career and maybe finally at least try and come close to what was expected of him when Miami drafted him.

  4. coming off knee surgery he had 4 sacks in 5 games which is great production. Hopefully he can keep up something close to that pace over the full season and finish with 10 or more sacks. When he was drafted he was 250 pounds, last year he was much bigger at 275 and was a beast. I really like the potential upside here. Great signing. Go Hawks.

  5. It’s not a loophole. It’s the rule. And I am often surprised at what the NFLPA – and by extension the players – sign.

    I hope the guy works out. One, I never root against anyone (even a “bust” plays the game at a higher level than I or any commenter) and two – he seems like an ok guy. Game needs more of them.

  6. Petey and Snide forced Beast Mold into retirement when they thought that Thomas Rawls can fill in at running back. They might have gotten rid of Michael Bennett because they think Dion Jordan can fill in at DE. We will see if they are right or not this time.

  7. dmoney253 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm
    coming off knee surgery he had 4 sacks in 5 games which is great production. Hopefully he can keep up something close to that pace over the full season and finish with 10 or more sacks. When he was drafted he was 250 pounds, last year he was much bigger at 275 and was a beast. I really like the potential upside here. Great signing. Go Hawks.
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    The few Sacks Jordan had last season all came against back-up 3rd string OT’s, 3 of them came against Arizona’s 3rd and 4th string OT’s in 2 different games.

  8. This dude is a bust. SEA has a horrible pass rusher now that Bennett/Avril and Richardson are all gone so I can see why they took a flier on him.

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