Dolphins, Dion Jordan seem overdue to split

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It remains likely a matter of when, not if, the Dolphins will part with former No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan.

After Monday, a move seems that much more imminent.

According to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post, Dolphins executive Mike Tannnebaum was asked three questions related to Jordan, including his likelihood of being on the roster when the team starts voluntary workouts in April. His responses read like writing on a wall.

Jordan, 27, has not played the past two seasons.

The defensive end’s career is marred mostly by suspensions for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Injuries and sub-par performance haven’t helped stymie buyer’s remorse from an aggressive trade to draft him in 2013.

“Obviously from where he was selected to today, it’s not a move that’s worked out,” said Tannenbaum, the Dolphins’ executive vice president of football operations. “It’s pretty obvious. We’ll keep evaluating our roster and make moves when we feel it’s appropriate.”

Per Schad, on the topic of Jordan participating in the team’s April workouts, Tannenbaum said “our roster is always up for discussion.”

Jordan has played 26 career games, starting one. He’s logged 32 tackles with three sacks. Miami traded Oakland a second-round pick to move up nine spots for Jordan.

The Raiders used the second-round pick to draft now-Broncos offensive tackle Menelik Watson.

18 responses to “Dolphins, Dion Jordan seem overdue to split

  1. Like so many coming out of College. Once, on their own and having to make their own decisions. Many have no idea how to read, let alone understand the contract they are signing. Just because, they come from a College, doesn’t make them able to self direct themselves through life. Most don’t even know how to cook an egg. Let alone, manage their finances. Hell, many don’t even know, that underwear need to be washed!

  2. The kicker is, if you talk with Dolphin fans, about 80% of them are sure that Jordan would be a superstar if the team were to move him to linebacker . . . even though there hasn’t been a 6′ 6 1/2″ tall linebacker in a 4-3 defense since probably Ted Hendricks, in 1970’s, and defenses are a lot more complex today than they were forty years ago.
    In a game at New England a few years ago, Jordan followed Rob Gronkowski in a straight out and up pattern down the field, and based on that one play, they’re convinced that Dion Jordan is a coverage linebacker.

  3. I’m so glad that Miami traded up for him; otherwise, I really think the Eagles would have drafted him instead of Lane Johnson. I know Lane has had his issues, but when he’s on the field he’s a beast.

  4. Another bust down for the record books. Maybe he’ll workout somewhere else. I feel sorry for the poor saps who bought his jersey back in ’13.

  5. As a life long fan othe Fins… we have seen our share of unfortunate 1st day draftees fail, but nothing compares to this Whiff! Thanks Jeff Ireland, the only organization guy worse that Nick Saban.

  6. IMagine a guy like this being drafted by the Raiders in Vegas then sitting out with nothing to do… except get caught up in gambling then to get out of debt starts missing tackles or dropping balls etc

  7. Dion Jordan turning into a BUST is all my fault. When the Dolphins selected I read his body language immediately and then when he spoke right after being selected I declared out loud… “He’s a bust! He does not have any aggressiveness, swagger or “It!”

    Sure enough he proved it true. What a mistake by Jeff Ireland. Ireland’s draft proved he was anything but adept at selecting “football players”.

  8. I am happy the Dolphins are keeping Dion in Limbo after he took the Dolphins’ cash and kept them in Limbo.

    They’ve paid him and they should continue to make him sit by designating him with a non football injury classification for as long as they are able to do so.

  9. @craniator – you’re missing the time he covered megatron in the endzone.. he does have pretty good cover skills plus he is quick and strong.. sure his motor and ego come to question but seriously if don’t give him that last chance we will never know for sure what he could have been… plus he doesn’t commit violent crimes at all..

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