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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 said. "I want to be able to have a good career, a long career. I'm going to do what I have to do right now to make sure that's possible."
Jordan, who totaled 14 career sacks at Oregon, missed playing time last season because of his ailing shoulder and underwent surgery in February. He has been in South Florida for the past two months working out with teammates, but he sat out all of the Dolphins' offseason OTA practices.
Miami's first training camp workout drew a standing-room-only crowd of 2,700. Fan expectations are high after four consecutive losing seasons and a flurry of offseason moves.
"It's a good group," second-year coach Philbin said. "There are some good pieces to work with."
The Dolphins started camp earlier than most teams because they play a fifth exhibition game against Dallas in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 4. The regular season begins in seven weeks on Sept. 8 at Cleveland.
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We mentioned last night that Dolphins rookie linebacker Dion Jordan is about 1-2 weeks away from contact.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Dolphins have placed Jordan on the active/non-football injury list as he continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery. He can be activated from the list at any point during training camp.
Per league source, Dolphins placed DE Dion...
This afternoon, the Dolphins signed their number one pick in time for the opening of training camp. At this time, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio is reporting close to a 13.4 million dollar signing bonus, front loaded, with league minimum salaries each year. In addition, certain incentives have been placed into the contract as workout bonuses and training camp bonuses. The...
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...
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The Miami Dolphins were able to sign rookie Dion Jordan to a contract today, but he won’t be ready to go once training camp kicks off.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Jordan is about one or two weeks away from contact drills.
Per a league source, Jordan is still one or two weeks away from contact drills, following offseason...
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Despite reports that Dolphins linebacker Dion Jordan was going to miss the first week or two of training camp due to offseason shoulder surgery, he’s already been activated and taken off the non-football injury list, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Dolphins say dion jordan off non football injury list.
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The Dolphins announced via Twitter that they have signed Dion Jordan.
The Dolphins selected Jordan with their first round selection. The details of the contract have not been disclosed.
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Rookie defensive end Dion Jordan badly wanted to sign his contract before the start of Dolphins training camp so he wouldn’t fall behind his teammates.
While he signed Saturday, he still was off the field at Sunday’s opening practice and it’s unclear when he’ll return.
The Dolphins placed Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick, on the Non-Football Injury List. That list is for a...
Miami Dolphins first-round pick Dion Jordan participated in his first practice with the team on Tuesday.
Jordan, who missed all of the offseason program because Oregon is on a quarters academic system, began training camp on the active/non-football injury list because of a shoulder injury he had surgically repaired in February. He wasn't able to participate in training camp...
The Dolphins will have all their draft picks on hand Sunday when they hold their first practice of training camp, ensuring that with the signing of first-round choice Dion Jordan on Saturday.
First-round draft pick Dion Jordan has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who will have all nine draft choices under contract for the start of training camp workouts Sunday.
Jordan, a defensive end and linebacker from Oregon, was the third player taken in the April draft after the Dolphins swung a trade with Oakland to move up nine spots.
Jordan's deal includes offset language...
So much for the concern about first-round pick Dion Jordan missing a lot of time at the start of training camp. Even though he was limited to individual drills, Jordan took part in his first practice as a member of the Dolphins on Tuesday morning.
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Your new look Miami Dolphins hit the field for the first time today in what should be an interesting and hopefully enjoyable 2013 NFL season. The Dolphins have many new faces headed into camp this year including very recently signed 3rd overall pick Dion Jordan. The many free agent additions Jeff Ireland made this offseason get a chance to take in the Florida...
BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins had eight of their nine draft picks signed before training camp. The final one inked his contract on the day they were all scheduled to report.The team announced via Twitter that third overall pick Dion Jordan has signed his rookie deal, a four-year contract worth an estimated $20.5 million.The biggest point of emphasis during negotiations and the...