Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan (95) reacts after defeating the Atlanta Falcons at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Where could Miami Dolphins’ Dion Jordan land?


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.

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  • dolphinmofo

    I know it’s a slow time for football news to right about but this rumor has been dead a long time. If we trade him we’ll get a ten million dollar cap hit because of guaranteed money and signing bonus. It’ll never happen.

    • Terry Moore

      I second dat !!!

    • Ali Pendier

      Third that! And besides he didn’t have a productive rookie year only because of the known injured shoulder, and NFL rules on quarter system schools; the kid was injured and didn’t get to participate with the team on time what else can be expected? There was no need to thrust him into the mix when there were two pro bowl caliber players already set at his DE position, unless the foolish times coaches decided to endanger him on special teams but that’s a different topic for a different story.
      This is just blind speculation that the new GM does not regard him as highly as the previous GM did.

  • Victor Sims

    It still pisses me off that they talk about it. If this guy is that good, why can’t our coaching staff figure out how to use this guy? Jeff Ireland jumped up to the 3rd overall pick to get this guy when we sorely needed linemen and then u wanna talk about trading him? I don’t get it!!!