The Miami Dolphins on Wednesday will have Dion Jordan on the practice field for the first time this year, according to a report from the Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley. Jordan, who was suspended for all of the 2015 season, started this year on the Non-Football Injury list after having knee surgery over the summer. He has had a second procedure on the knee as well.
Jordan has not played since December 2014. He was suspended for six games during that season in two separate violations of the league’s substance abuse policy, then was suspended again in April 2015 for one-year for another violation. He applied for reinstatement in the summer and was conditionally allowed back with the team, but the knee surgery immediately sidelined him.
Miami will now have three weeks to evaluate Jordan, deciding whether they want to activate him to the 53-man roster, or place him on Injured Reserve for the remainder of the season. Miami could be looking for Jordan to add depth at the defensive end position, where Jason Jones was suspended earlier this week for two games for his own violation of the substances policy.
Since being selected with the third-overall pick in the 2013 Draft, Jordan has played 26 games with one start, recording 46 tackles, three sacks, and three passes defensed.