Former top three pick in NFL draft Dion Jordan reinstated by league for practice

Former top three pick in NFL draft Dion Jordan reinstated by league for practice

The latest NFL news about Dion Jordan seems good right now. Jordan was a former third overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2013 NFL draft. He is just 26-years-old and has good years ahead of him.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jordan has been cleared by the NFL to come back to practice. This is a really good NFL news for the former top 3 pick in the NFL draft in 2013.

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He played in all 16 of the Dolphins’ games in his rookie year as a defensive end player. In his rookie season, he made 26 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 passes defended.

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However, in just his second season in 2014, he was suspended by the league for a total of six games. This is because he violated the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Therefore, he only played a total of 10 games for his team in which he got 20 tackles, 1 sack and 1 pass defended.

Jordan’s misfortunes did not end there as he continued abusing the NFL drug policy. This happened in his third season in the league where he was suspended for the entire 2015 season.

But Dion seems to be doing good now as he was recently reinstated by the NFL this off-season.

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Dion is set to be medically cleared to re-join his team for practice in two weeks according to his coach, Adam Gase. This is based on the report of Barry Jackson of Miami Herald. Gase added that Jordan’s recovery time is similar to his cornerback teammate, Xavien Howard.

The ex-top third overall pick in the NFL draft Dion Jordan should really be focused this off-season. He really needs to put in the work in practice so he could return strong in the 2017 season.

His bad habits must be avoided so that he could become a much better person on and off the field.

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