Rookie defensive end Dion Jordan promised he wouldn’t hold out on the Miami Dolphins and he stuck to his word, signing a contract with the team on Saturday. The exact details of the signing aren’t known at the time.
Jordan was selected with the third pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Dolphins, who traded up nine spots to select the freak athlete out of the University of Oregon. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Jordan recorded 14.5 sacks while playing for the Ducks and is expected to make an immediate impact in the NFL.
Jordan was slated to play wide receiver in the Ducks’ high-octane offense when he first arrived in Eugene. As he kept getting stronger, however, the coaches decided to try him at tight end before finally realizing he’d be most devastating as a hybrid linebacker/defensive end (they were right, as Jordan earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in both 2011 and 2012). While an injured shoulder has caused some concern, Jordan says he’s ready to participate in the opening day of training camp.