Report: Dolphins, Eagles had deal for Dion Jordan before suspension

Former No. 3 overall draft pick Dion Jordan reportedly will miss 2015 season after substance-abuse violation

Dion Jordan, drafted third overall by the Miami Dolphins in 2013, will be suspended for the 2015 season following his latest violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to multiple media reports.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Jordan will not appeal the suspension, which was triggered by a diluted sample.



12:04 p.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Jordan was suspended eight games last season.


Before news of the suspension, the Dolphins had a deal in place to send Jordan to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to multiple media reports. The now-defunct trade would have sent a conditional late-round draft pick from the Dolphins to the Eagles in exchange for Jordan, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Last year, the former Oregon standout was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing-drugs, then another two games for a separate substance-abuse policy violation.

In 26 games, Jordan has three sacks and 39 tackles -- not exactly the numbers the Dolphins were  looking for after trading up in the draft to select him and paying him more than $14 million in guaranteed money.

Last week Jordan didn't attend the Dolphins' voluntary workouts and the organization refused to directly answer questions about his status with the team.

At the time, the theory was the Dolphins were looking to trade him before this week's draft.

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12:09 p.m.: This post has been updated with the report that the Dolphins and Eagles had a trade in place for Jordan until the suspension came down.

This post was originally published at 11:40 a.m.

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