Miami Dolphins defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan was a highly-touted prospect, but things did not work out for Jordan in his first season in Miami, which is why there has been no shortage of trade rumors involving Jordan.
The Philadelphia Eagles have been very interested in acquiring Jordan (Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly was Jordan’s head coach with the Oregon Ducks), but recent reports have suggested that a trade that could involve Eagles’ pass rusher Brandon Graham is dead.
Despite a stall in talks, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com still believes Jordan could be dealt.
Jordan has been connected to Graham in trade talks that reportedly went nowhere between the Eagles and Dolphins. Whether it’s true or not, there is persistent speculation in league circles that Jordan is available for the right price because new general manager Dennis Hickey doesn’t value him nearly as high as former boss Jeff Ireland did. It doesn’t help that Jordan remains without an obvious position in the Dolphins’ 4-3 defense.
If Jordan is not dealt to the Eagles, Wesseling mentions the Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans as other potential landing spots for Jordan.
The Dolphins traded up to acquire the third-overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft to acquire Jordan, but he has been a poor fit for their defense simply hasn’t worked out.
Jordan is a fantastic athlete and is still just 24-years old, so if the right team gets their hands on him, he still could have a productive career.
Jordan made 26 tackles and 2.0 sacks in his rookie season.