Jordan tells Pelissero that he’s committed to his sobriety and football, despite the suspension.
“I made a mistake,” Jordan said. “I feel like the person that I am, I’m ready to move forward, I’ve been ready to move forward, with this specific issue. I’ve been working really hard with myself outside of football, and I can see the progress as a young man, as Dion Jordan, I can see it.
“My whole lifestyle — it’s been a 180-degree change. I f–ked up, man. I can’t fix this s–t. It is what it is. But I know what I can’t do and what not to do compared to the mistakes I’ve made in the past.”
Jordan explained to Pelissero that there were several stressors in his life toward the end of last season with the Seahawks including his sister dealing with serious personal issues and his grandmother passing way.
Jordan, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2010 after Miami traded up to No. 3 overall to select him. He had two years remaining on his four-year, $20.572 million rookie contract when the Dolphins cut him loose.
The Seahawks signed Jordan to a one-year, $640,000 contract in 2017 and placed him on the NFI list before activating him in November. Seattle brought Jordan back on a restricted deal worth around $1.9 million for the 2018 season.
Jordan has been suspended twice since entering the NFL for performance-enhancing drug violations and undergone two knee surgeries.
In 2018, Jordan appeared in 12 games and recorded 22 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.