Jordan, however, is suspended for four regular-season games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Jordan admitted to using "stimulants" in a statement released following the announcement. He struggled to fit into the Dolphins' defensive system his rookie year, totalling just two sacks on the year. He'll serve the suspension starting Week 1.
“Growth and development are two words I think of when I think of with this particular player," Philbin told the Miami Herald. "He’s been here two weeks, off to a good start. We’ve got to get him up to speed on the fundamentals at his position, which were new last season for him."
"He's a very talented player and this is a big offseason for him," Hickey told 560 WQAM. "Last year with his shoulder he didn't have an opportunity to have a full offseason. That's so important. Developing and getting your body -- not just the physical reps but the mental reps -- getting in the weight room and all those things is such an important part to get these guys ready to make that jump. We're excited about Dion going forward and having a great offseason and looking for big things from him."
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