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NFL Informs Dolphins LB Dion Jordan He Can Return To Practice

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the NFL has notified Dolphins LB Dion Jordan that he’s eligible to now return to practice.

  • However, Armando Salguero mentions that Jordan still isn’t physically able to participate in practice, due to his knee rehab.

A few weeks ago, Jordan was reinstated by commission Roger Goodell on a conditional basis.

The Dolphins elected to place Jordan on the active/NFI list, which prevented them from playing him his $1.69 million roster bonus that was due on the fifth day of training camp.

Jordan previously stressed that he isn’t going to waste another opportunity in the NFL, despite his prior transgressions.

“I’m not about to waste it. I can’t waste it. And I (expletive) love doing it,” Jordan told USA TODAY Sports. “Who doesn’t love running out in front of 30,000-plus fans and you get that rush? But it’s also things that you can get that rush from that can be very satisfying and can carry you on to a successful life after football.

“I just turned 26 years old, so life starts to hit you in the face. Who are you outside of those shoulder pads and helmet? And it’s weird, but I feel like it’s a blessing for me at this point in time to think about it, instead of waiting ‘til they really tell me I can’t play football no more.”

Jordan, 26, still has two years remaining on his four-year, $20.572 million rookie contract, which includes base salaries of $600,000 (2016) and $690,000 (2017) after his contract tolled during the suspension. Miami will also have a team option on Jordan in 2018.

The Dolphins traded up to No. 3 overall back in 2012 to select Jordan, but he hasn’t come anywhere close to living up to his draft status.

In 2014, Jordan appeared in 10 games and recorded 20 tackles, one sack, and a pass defense for the Dolphins.

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