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Seahawks Officially Sign Former Dolphins First-Round DE Dion Jordan

Update:

The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday that they’ve officially signed DE Dion Jordan to a contract.

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Tom Pelissero of USA Today is reporting that the Seahawks are signing former Dolphins first-round pick DE Dion Jordan to a contract.

The Dolphins made the decision to officially move on from Jordan a few weeks ago and he wound up passing through waivers unclaimed.

This didn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that he hasn’t played in a few years and Miami had a new regime in place.

The Seahawks seem like a great landing spot for Jordan, who could really use a fresh start. However, it’s likely he’ll have to compete for a roster spot this summer.

Jordan, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2010. He had two years remaining on his four-year, $20.572 million rookie contract when the Dolphins recently cut him loose.

The Dolphins traded up to No. 3 overall to select Jordan, but he hasn’t come anywhere close to living up to his draft status and has been suspended twice since entering the NFL for performance-enhancing drug violations and undergone two knee surgeries.

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