The NFL has not reinstated Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan from suspension at this point, but a source close to the team tells Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he is working hard to get back to football. There is no definitive word on whether Jordan will be allowed back by the NFL, but a tweet from agent Doug Hendrickson on Wednesday night may be hinting at an impending comeback.
Jordan is eligible for reinstatement this year following multiple violations of the league’s substance policy. Despite his missteps, Dolphins coaches are open to giving Jordan another chance because of his talent, willingness to listen to coaches, and generally agreeable demeanor, Jackson writes.
After repeated violations of the league’s policy on recreational drugs, the Dolphins could theoretically cut the former No. 3 overall pick without being on the hook for what would have previously been guaranteed money. However, they’d rather see Jordan fulfill his vast potential.
Prior to Jordan’s diluted sample in April 2015 and his subsequent year-long ban, the Dolphins were reportedly nearing a trade with the Eagles that would have paired the Oregon product with Chip Kelly. Jordan, 26, appeared in 26 games for the Dolphins in 2013 and 2014. In that time, he totaled 46 tackles and three sacks.