DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins announced a crowd of 2,700 watched Sunday's first practice of training camp.
Make that 2,701.
Defensive end Dion Jordan, Miami's top draft choice, did nothing but watch. Jordan, taken with the third overall pick last April out of Oregon, was placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list because he still has not fully healed from right shoulder surgery five months ago.
Jordan already was a bit of a mystery man since he couldn't participate in the Dolphins' organized team activities during the spring due to Oregon being on the quarter system. He was eligible for rookie minicamp the first weekend of May, but his shoulder situation sidelined him at that one.
"He looked big in person," Miami cornerback Nolan Carroll said Sunday about the 6-foot-6, 248-pound Jordan. "It's the first time I've seen him."
One presumes the Dolphins soon will see Jordan play but nobody is offering any timetable. Jordan said "you've got to ask Coach" how long he'll be out. ...