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Dolphins Waive Dion Jordan After Failed Physical

The Dolphins cut ties with 2013 first-round pick Dion Jordan on Friday after a failed physical



    Dolphins Waive Dion Jordan After Failed Physical
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    Dion Jordan was a first-round pick in 2013

    The Miami Dolphins waived defensive end Dion Jordan on Friday following a failed physical.

    Jordan was selected third overall in the 2013 NFL draft by Miami and was never able to get his career on track. Jordan ended up only starting one game in his time with the Dolphins and made little impact overall. The 27-year old also dealt with multiple suspensions over the past few years.

    In 2014, Jordan was suspended twice for violating the NFL's substance policy. A year later in 2015, Jordan was punished for the entire NFL season for a third violation of the performance-enhancing substance policy. The DE would never end up playing in another game for Miami.

    In 26 NFL games, Jordan has 46 tackles and three sacks. It remains to be seen if another team will take a chance on the former college standout. Jordan's failed physical likely stems from a knee injury he suffered last year and could derail any imminent comeback attempts.

    Miami passed on some other talented players when it selected Jordan in 2013. Two picks after Jordan, the Detroit Lions also took a defensive end. That player was Ezekiel Ansah who has since gone to the Pro Bowl. Ansah has amassed 30 sacks in his four seasons thus far.

    The Dolphins have been active on Friday, as they signed T.J. McDonald earlier in the day. The safety has dealt with his own off-the-field issues and will serve a suspension to begin the 2017 season.

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