SEATTLE — Dion Jordan’s comeback bid is on the verge of changing into a actuality.
The Seattle Seahawks are anticipated to activate Jordan forward of Thursday night time’s recreation towards the Arizona Cardinals, a supply confirmed to ESPN. It would mark the defensive finish’s first recreation since 2014.
Jordan’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, congratulated his consumer on Twitter.
So pleased with you @dionj95 first recreation thurs in three years. Your willpower and combat to get again has been superb! You have impressed ppl! Wow!
— Doug Hendrickson (@DHendrickson41) November eight, 2017
Jordan, the third general choose in 2013, grew to become one of many larger draft disappointments lately when his profession by no means received on monitor with the Miami Dolphins. He began solely considered one of 26 video games over his first two seasons whereas recording three sacks then was suspended for the 2015 season after one other violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse coverage. He had beforehand been suspended twice in 2014, first for violating the NFL’s coverage on performance-enhancing substances after which for a violation of the substance-abuse coverage.
The Dolphins launched Jordan after he missed the 2016 season with a knee damage. He signed a low-risk, one-year cope with the Seahawks in April however then wanted one other knee surgical procedure. He has been on the non-football damage checklist and started practising with the Seahawks two weeks in the past.
“We were real excited about it to start, then he had kind of some setbacks that he had to deal with and he did,” coach Pete Carroll stated of Jordan. “He did extraordinary work to make it back through all of the stages of it. As he has returned to the action the last couple of weeks, it’s been exciting to see him back out there. He’s still rusty, and there’s no way that he can’t be. When he plays for the first time, it will be like his first preseason game in two years. But he’s well-equipped. He’s a big, strong, fast kid and dying to play.”
Jordan has bulked as much as 280 kilos after being listed round 250 earlier in his profession. He performed some exterior linebacker in Miami, however the Seahawks view him as a defensive finish. They have a necessity for depth there after Marcus Smith, a rotational pbad-rusher, suffered a concussion final week that’s prone to sideline him for Thursday night time’s recreation, if not longer.
The Seahawks must clear a spot on their 53-man roster and activate Jordan by Wednesday night time for him to be eligible to play Thursday.
“A lot of guys could lose interest,” Carroll stated of Jordan. “He didn’t. He kept battling to get back. That’s a great sign of what he’s put into it. So we see a real competitive, great dude that wants to get back and prove it. All of that is impressive.”