Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordanhas been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's performance enhancing drugs policy. Jordan, who played sparingly during his rookie season in 2013, came into the offseason program having bulked up in an effort to better play defensive end as a professional and looking to increase his playing time on defense.
If that's to happen now, it will not be until October. Jordan can rejoin the team after the Week 4 contest against the Oakland Raiders in London on September 28. Miami has a bye week in Week 5, meaning Jordan can make his sophomore season debut October 12.
"We were disappointed to learn about Dion's suspension," Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said in a statement released by the team. "Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year."
"I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy," Jordan added in the same team released statement. "I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results. I'm very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well. I will continue to work extremely hard during training camp and preseason. During the suspension, I will stay in top shape and will be ready to contribute upon my return."
Jordan will be allowed to participate in training camp with the Dolphins before serving his four-game suspension.
[UPDATE 4:51pm ET:] Jordan will also be eligible to participate in preseason games.