4:08pm: Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald hears from a Dolphins source that the team is not shopping Jordan or attempting to gauge his trade value. If the Dolphins ever considered dealing Jordan, it seems as if they’ve moved away from that idea at this point.
1:47pm: Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 also heard Miami was exploring potential Jordan trades, but adds that the team has since told the defensive end he’s not going anywhere (Twitter links). Perhaps the Dolphins were unimpressed with what they heard when they were gauging Jordan’s value, though Garafolo as notes (via Twitter), the club’s dismissal of the rumors doesn’t necessarily close the door on the possibility of a trade.
1:24pm: The Dolphins have been gauging the potential trade value of defensive end Dion Jordan, league sources tell Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link). Less than a year ago, the team traded up to the third overall pick in the draft to nab Jordan.
Jordan, who turns 24 next week, appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2013, but was just a part-time player, seeing action in 339 overall snaps. The Oregon product recorded a pair of sacks and graded around the middle of the pack among 4-3 defensive ends, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
While it’s a little surprising that the Dolphins already seem to be considering trade options for Jordan, the club has numerous holes to fill this offseason, including several on an offensive line that will be almost entirely overhauled. There may also be some concerns about Miami’s appeal to free agents, given last year’s bullying scandal and a lengthy GM search in which potential candidates reportedly questioned the structure of the front office. On top of all that, it was the previous regime, led by Jeff Ireland, that traded the team’s 12th and 42nd picks in 2013 to move up to No. 3. So if the Dolphins could add multiple draft picks or young players for Jordan, a deal might make sense.
As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes, the Eagles will likely be mentioned as a potential destination due to Jordan’s history with former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. However, despite the obvious fit, a trade would still be difficult to pull off (Twitter links).