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.