Jordan (foot) was sidelined for team drills during OTAs on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
It's unclear exactly how much individual work Jordan may have been able to put in Thursday, but it looks like the saints are easing the defensive end back onto the field after he underwent minor foot surgery back in February. There hasn't been much concern surrounding Jordan's healthy since the surgery, however, and there isn't much of a reason to rush him back onto the practice field. Expect another update on Jordan's status to come during the team's mandatory minicamp in June.
Jordan (foot) is no longer wearing any protective equipment on his surgically-repaired left foot, Joel Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.
Jordan underwent offseason surgery to remove a bone spur in his left foot. While this is an injury that has reportedly bothered Jordan for the better part of two years now, the corrective procedure he recently underwent is still considered to be a minor operation. The 2017 first-team All-Pro should be back to normal well in advance of training camp and could possibly take part in offseason workouts as well.
Jordan recently underwent minor surgery on his left foot, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Jordan, who currently requires a protective boot and scooter to move around, reportedly underwent a voluntary procedure that had more to do with "pain tolerance" than anything else. The fact that he played in the Pro Bowl prior to undergoing surgery suggests the situation truly is minor in nature. The 2017 All-Pro defensive end is expected to be recovered within four-to-six weeks and should be healthy in time for the Saints' offseason program this spring.
Jordan posted one tackle in Sunday's 29-24 divisional-round loss to the Vikings.
Jordan finished the season with a dud, but the box score didn't do his performance justice, as the defensive end was constantly putting pressure on Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, particularly in the second half. Nevertheless, Jordan's 2017 regular season was a major success. In his seventh season, Jordan had 14 sacks -- tied for fourth-most in the NFL -- and 62 total tackles, which was the seventh-most among NFL defensive linemen. The former Cal product also had 12 passes defensed, an interception, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown. Jordan was selected for the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career, named a first-team All Pro for the first time and could even get votes for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. As a result of his versatile production, Jordan should be one of the first defensive linemen off the board in IDP leagues next season.
Jordan had three tackles (two solo), a sack and two passes defensed in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card victory over the Panthers.
Jordan's well-rounded stat line was indicative of the huge effect he had on the game, as the defensive end constantly disrupted Carolina's offense with his strong pass rush. Jordan was named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press for the first time in his seven-year career, and the versatile defender should be a must-start IDP option against the Vikings in next week's NFC divisional-round showdown.
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