The 49ers have promoted defensive end Dion Jordan from the practice squad to the active roster, per a club announcement. Jordan will provide reinforcement up front following the Niners’ rash of injuries, which includes season-ending ACL tears for defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.
Jordan’s NFL career has taken some odd turns, to say the least. After being selected No. 3 overall by the Dolphins, Jordan did little to justify his pre-draft hype. After some underwhelming seasons, missed seasons, and a number of suspensions, Jordan found his way to the Seahawks in 2017. In 2018, he showed some promise as a rotational piece, and he parlayed that into a one-year deal with the Raiders.
He hooked on with the Niners in early August, only to be dropped from the roster before the season opener. After landing on their taxi squad, Jordan now has another opportunity at redemption, by way of the injury bug.
In 2019, Jordan saw time in seven games for the Raiders. He finished out with a grand total of five tackles, two sacks, and one pass defensed. His first chance to play in 2020 will come this Sunday against the Giants at the Meadowlands.