Jordan made one solo tackle in Sunday's win against the Giants. Eli Manning threw 41 passes in a shootout in New Orleans, but Jordan could not maintain his momentum after accumulating five sacks in his previous two contests. While Sunday's performance highlights the boom-or-bust nature of most defensive ends in IDP leagues, Jordan should once again have a decent chance to make some plays in Week 9 against a subpar Titans' offensive line.
Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made two tackles, both of which were sacks of quarterback Andrew Luck, in the Sunday win against the Colts. Jordan recorded three sacks last week, and he hit Luck four total times in Week 7, narrowly missing notching another hat trick. Not all offensive lines will be as porous as those in Week 6 and 7 opponents Atlanta and Indianapolis, but his recent string of success is proof that the front office made the right choice in giving Jordan a big extension this offseason.
Jordan had six tackles (five solo), including three sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in Thursday's win against the Falcons. Coming into Thursday's game, Jordan had only one sack on the year, but he was simply a one-man wrecking crew in Week 6. Jordan has actually played better than his statistics have indicated, so it was nice to see the box score finally reflect his performance. While his tackle numbers continue to be lower than his career norms, his forced fumble and two fumble recoveries on the season portray a player who has been around the ball. Perhaps Week 7 can be a turning point for the young defensive end. Up next is a Week 8 tilt against a Colts' offense featuring one of the more porous offensive lines in the league.
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a night club altercation that allegedly involved Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan over the Labor Day weekend, a NOPD spokesman confirmed, per ESPN.com. No charges have been filed, and no arrests have been made. The incident occurred early Saturday morning. A female victim said she and her boyfriend were inside the location when they were involved in an altercation with a male subject identified as Jordan. Saints coach Sean Payton commented on the situation Wednesday. "We are gathering the information," Payton said. "We are aware of it. I am anxious to find out more."
The Saints have made official what has been widely reported - that they have signed defensive end Cameron Jordan to a five-year contract extension. Jordan has been a productive player since being drafted by the team in 2011. He has 159 tackles and 28 sacks over the last three seasons combined.