Dolphins now have a decision to make on Dion Jordan


The NFL began the week by reinstating Browns receiver Josh Gordon on a conditional basis. The Browns, despite a somewhat tepid statement issued in the wake of the news, are on board with the return of Gordon.

The NFL has ended the week by reinstating Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan. The ball is now in the team’s court.

With Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald pointing out that the NFL leaked the news to national reporters (league employees) before telling the Dolphins, it’s possible the Dolphins aren’t quite as on board with the move as the Browns are with Gordon.

The team’s position will be known soon. With a $1.7 million roster bonus due on Monday, the Dolphins will have to trade him or cut him to avoid paying him the money.

So while it had appeared that the league was still doing the team a favor by not ruling on Jordan’s request for reinstatement, the NFL did the team no favors by lighting a fairly short fuse.

Surely, the Dolphins have planned for this possibility. If they haven’t, it’s time to come up with a plan. Because if they don’t want a guy who was drafted under a different regime, they need to make speak now or owe Jordan $1.7 million.

12 responses to “Dolphins now have a decision to make on Dion Jordan

  1. the Dolphins are always a mess…. just like nearly every crackpot news story you see is from Florida, evey time the Fins do something, it’s a head scratcher

  2. Actually Gordon only pissed away thousands, but jordan pissed away a few good millions

    700levelvet says:
    Jul 29, 2016 11:01 AM

    Both of these clowns have pissed away millions… Think about it

  3. Cut him. It’s only a matter of time before he’s suspended again. Cut your losses and move on.

  4. How is it that they owe him the 1.7 million? Others have reported they do not owe him that bonus and they could even seek some of his signing bonus. He has been suspended 3 times. (4 games, another 4 games added on to it when others were allowed back and the year long ban) Surely the caveat in the contract would apply to him and future guarantees and bonuses would be lost.

  5. Why the h*** does the league (Goddell) re-instate these guys right at the start of camp? All of a sudden you have this guy back on your roster.

    Another lame practice by Goddell.

  6. Funny how everyone but the Dolphins fans want them to dump him. Gee, I wonder why? Unfortunately for the haters, they’re likely going to keep him and turn him into a pro bowler.

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