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Chip Kelly: Eagles weren't close to trading for Dolphins' Dion Jordan
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The Eagles were rumored to be making an offer to the Dolphins for defensive end Dion Jordan , but coach Chip Kelly denied that a deal was ever close to completion. 

"We weren't close at all to any deal or trade or player talk in terms of dealing with Dion," Kelly said, per Philly.com.

Kelly confirmed that Jordan's name came up in trade talks with Miami but brushed off the significance. "If you guys know how much organizations talk about trading players, it's every day," he said.  

Jordan played for Kelly in college at Oregon and is suspended for the entire 2015 season after a third violation of the league's drug policy. 

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NFL suspends Dolphins DE Dion Jordan for 2015 season
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Dolphins defensive lineman Dion Jordan has been suspended for the entire 2015 season after violating the league's substance abuse policy, the team announced.

Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft, was also suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season after violating the league's performance enhancing drugs policy. 

The 2015 suspension was a result of a diluted sample, which the NFL considers a violation, according to ESPN. Jordan will not appeal the season-long suspension

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Dolphins stay mum on Dion Jordan skipping offseason workouts
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Though the occasion was to talk about the upcoming draft, the Miami media wanted to know how the Dolphins felt about defensive end Dion Jordan missing voluntary workouts. 

The front office's answer? Well, there really wasn't much of one

“This is a pre-draft (news conference),” general manager Dennis Hickey said, via the Palm Beach Post

Executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum also avoided a question on whether Jordan would show up for mandatory workouts. Jordan, who hasn't exactly lived up to his billing of being a third overall selection in the 2013 draft.

In 26 appearances, Jordan has only started one game. 

Jordan did not appear to the team's facility when voluntary workouts began on Monday. Given he has no leverage for a new contract, it's somewhat surprising for Jordan to skip out on workouts — voluntary or not. 

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Dolphins LB Koa Misi, DE Dion Jordan staying at positions
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Dolphins Inside linebacker Koa Misi and defensive end Dion Jordan will remain at their respective positions for the time being, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Head coach Joe Philbin talked about Misi's ankle injury and how it affected his play last season. But the coach also likes what that have in Misi.

"We like the way he plays defensive football. We think he plays fast, physical and tough," Philbin said of Misi.

Jordan, the team's first overall draft choice in 2013, will stay at defensive end for now, as the team still believes he can get after the passer from the position.

"We want to get his training there [on the line] to improve so he can continually develop his pass rushing ability. If we play him at linebacker, move him there full time when is he going to practice rushing the passer?" Philbin reasoned. "That doesn't mean he'll never cover a tight end again. But that's kind of where we are right now."

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Dolphins' Joe Philbin: Dion Jordan to focus on being a DE
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin doesn't appear to be agreeing with vice president Mike Tannenbaum when it comes to Dion Jordan

On Sunday, Tannenbaum, via the Sun Sentinel, said the front office was undecided on how Jordan would be utilized on the field in 2015. A defensive end, Tannenbaum hinted at the possibility of moving Jordan to outside linebacker. 

On Tuesday, Philbin told reporters Jordan will be staying at defensive end. 

"We're going to utilize him as [a defensive end]," Philbin said, via the Miami Herald. "Improve and develop his pass rush ability."

In 2014, Jordan recorded 26 tackles and two sacks. 

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YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Miami Dolphins162619.072000.0002
2014Miami Dolphins102020.001000.0001
2015Miami Dolphins000.000000.0000
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