Miami Dolphins top draft pick Dion Jordan is sitting out the start of training camp because his surgically repaired right shoulder has not fully healed, and he has been placed on the non-football injury list.
The defensive end and linebacker from Oregon wore uniform No. 95 Sunday but watched the first practice from the sideline. He and coach Joe Philbin declined to say how long Jordan is likely to be sidelined.
"It's really frustrating to not be out there," Jordan said, "but I understand my health is the main concern."
Jordan can join the active roster at any time before the regular season. If he isn't activated by then, he must remain out for the first six weeks of the season.
The third overall pick in the draft, Jordan signed a $20.6 million, four-year contract Saturday that included a $13.3 million signing bonus. He said he was told in the past couple of days that he would be placed on the NFI list.
"Coach and the people in the training room decided it was best for me," he s...