The Oregon product failed to make much of an impact as a rookie, then was suspended a total of six games over two suspensions in his second season for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Another failed test in April of 2015 knocked him out for all of last season. Now Jordan is talking big that he can take advantage of this opportunity.
“I’m not about to waste it. I can’t waste it. And I (expletive) love doing it,” Jordan told Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports this offseason. “I just turned 26 years old, so life starts to hit you in the face. Who are you outside of those shoulder pads and helmet?” Jordan asked. “And it’s weird, but I feel like it’s a blessing for me at this point in time to think about it, instead of waiting ’til they really tell me I can’t play football no more.”
It’s anyone’s guess whether Jordan can make much of an impact for this Dolphins defense. He has the versatility that teams crave in 2016 and could at least be helpful as a situational pass rusher. The Dolphins have a boom-or-bust front line with Mario Williams, Cameron Wake, and Jordan representing great potential with big questions.
The Vikings placed defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis and tight end Rhett Ellison on the PUP list. The team also placed quarterback Taylor Heinicke on the non-football injury list as well as offensive guard Mike Harris on the non-football illness list.
Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is done with the Pro Bowl.
Eifert, lest we forget, underwent a small procedure to fix the ankle he tweaked in this past season’s All-Star game and is not sure when he’ll return to the field. According to the team’s official site, Eifert told reporters Friday that his walking boot will come off a week from now and added that there is no specific timetable for his return to practice.
Houston is banking on Smith’s shrewd moves to deliver excellence in the AFC South for the next four seasons. Over the past three years, the Texans have developed through his guidance into a consistent contender, thanks to a well-developed defensive core. With the additions on offense of quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller in free agency, the organization is hoping to finally put all the pieces together.
Arian Foster signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins last week, but he won’t be on the field for the start of training camp.
The Dolphins announced Friday morning that Foster was one of five players who will begin workouts on the physically unable to perform list.