In recent weeks, there has been a great deal of talk as to whether the Dolphins will pay Dion Jordan his $1.69MM roster bonus if he is reinstated by the league office. As it turns out, the Dolphins don’t really have a decision to make with regards to that payout.
The Dolphins are in fact required to pay Jordan a $1.69MM bonus on the fifth day of training camp, but Jordan also must repay his $3.35MM signing bonus to the team as a result of his multiple suspensions, according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald. That money has not been fully returned yet and Jordan owes the Dolphins more money than he owes them. So, a reinstated Jordan would not be cut by the team in an effort to save money. However, the Dolphins could theoretically release or trade Jordan if they do not want him on the roster for football reasons.
The Dolphins have yet to hear from the commissioner regarding Jordan’s reinstatement, but one has to imagine that there will be a resolution soon.
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