Dolphins DE Dion Jordan is back after serving a total of 6-games from two separate suspensions.
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The Miami Dolphins had to wait a nearly two months, but they finally got DE Dion Jordan back with the team.
Jordan took part in the team’s practice after being suspended for the first six games of the season. Jordan was originally suspended four games in the offseason for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, but had that suspension wiped out when the league and NFLPA agreed on a new policy two weeks into the season.
Jordan was suspended for four more games at that point for a separate violation, however, and the Dolphins have had to go without the third overall pick of the 2013 season for the entire season as a result.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the defensive end was working with the kickoff coverage team during special teams drills in his first day back with the team. He could play that role this week, but the Dolphins don’t need to immediately clear a roster spot for him because they have a one-week exemption before they’re forced to put him on the roster.