Dion Jordan is slated to practice for the Dolphins for the first time in nearly two years, according to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald. Jordan has spent the whole season on the NFI list with a knee injury, but he has been cleared to practice.
Jordan, a former No. 3 overall pick in the draft, was conditionally reinstated by the league over the summer after missing all of 2015. What the Dolphins didn’t know is that he underwent surgery while in limbo.
Now, the Dolphins will start evaluating Jordan to figure out if and when he can see live action. Per league rules, Miami has three weeks to decide whether to activate Jordan or to shelve him for the rest of the year. It’s not immediately clear where Jordan is physically, so it’s hard to say when he’ll play in his first game since December 28, 2014.
If Jordan gets the green light, he could help fill the gap while Jason Jones serves a two-game suspension. Jones violated the league’s substance-abuse policy with a DUI and will sit out until Miami’s Dec. 4 game against Baltimore. Jones played in all 10 Dolphins games this season, his first with the team, and started five. He’s registered 2.5 sacks, 23 tackles and recovered a fumble.
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