Former Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has found a new home to try to jump start a disappointing career. Jordan, who was released by the Dolphins at the end of March, has signed with the Seattle Seahawks, according to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
Jordan was the third overall pick in the 2013 Draft by the Dolphins, who traded up to the spot, giving the Oakland Raiders the 12th and 42nd overall picks in exchange for the ability to grab Jordan. At the time, it was a surprising move for Miami, who was thought to be looking to grab an offensive tackle in that spring’s selection process. Jordan was expected to book end the Miami pass rush with Cameron Wake, plus use his versatility to be able to drop into coverage with some of the top tight ends and wide receivers in the league.
Instead, Jordan became the largest draft bust in Dolphins history. He recorded three sacks in his time with the Dolphins, equaling the number of suspensions he served under the league’s substance abuse policy. He has not played since 2014 after missing all of 2015 with a suspension and spending the 2016 season on the Non-Football Injury list with a knee issue.
Jordan will now look to find his way back to the football field with the Seahawks, who could be looking to make him a true linebacker, rather than the defensive end position former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin seemed determined to make work.