NFL Training Camp is just a few weeks away but one former member of the Oregon Ducks will be able to practice, but once the season starts will not be eligible to play until September 29rd. Dion Jordan was suspended four games from the National Football League for the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Friday. Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson was suspended earlier in the week, also for four games. Dion Jordan is coming off a disappointing 2013 Rookie Campaign.
After being drafted third overall in the NFL Draft last season over sixteen games the former Oregon Ducks Defensive End was not very productive. He played in all sixteen games for the Miami Dolphins last season, but recorded just two sacks and did not start a game. However, Dolphins officials say that Jordan’s future is bright although some rumors saw Miami possibly trying to trade Jordan in the offseason to the highest bidder, one may have been his former coach at Oregon in Chip Kelly, now with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dion Jordan has put in his off season work, bulking up to two-hundred sixty five pounds according to the Miami Herald. The report goes on to say Jordan is committed to the organization and takes responsibility for his actions. Some players take time to acclimate to the NFL and it sounds like he is putting in the work to get stronger and faster. Again, Jordan will be able to practice with the team and participate in preseason games.
Jordan will be eligible to return in the regular season against the Oakland Raiders on September 28th.