Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended for the 2015 NFL season according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. This would mark Jordan's third drug related offense since joining the NFL. He missed the first six games of last season due to two failed drug tests.
According to Schefter, Jordan did not fail a drug test in this instance, but testers determined his sample had been diluted, which is an automatic strike. Schefter also reports Jordan will not appeal his suspension, which means he will not see the field this season for the Dolphins.
Jordan was the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Miami traded up for him that year, sending the Oakland Raiders their first and second round choices in 2013. Since he was selected, Jordan has missed time due to injuries and suspensions. This offseason, he had not been to the team's voluntary workouts for the first week of the offseason training program, leading to questions about his work ethic and his availability.
Schefter added that the Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles were near a trade that would have sent Jordan back to Chip Kelly, for whom he played at Oregon. However, the diluted sample then triggered the suspension and the trade fell apart.
The Dolphins gain an additional $5 million in salary cap space because of Jordan's suspension.