The Seahawks on Friday announced the signing of defensive end Dion Jordan, who had agreed to terms with the team earlier in the week.
The Seahawks on Friday officially announced the signing of defensive end Dion Jordan, three days after it had been reported that he had agreed to contract terms with the team.
The Seahawks list Jordan at 6 feet 6, 275 pounds and as a defensive end with the announcement saying the team has added “another pass rusher.’’
There has been some speculation that Jordan could be tried at strongside linebacker, a spot where Seattle has some uncertainty with last year’s primary starter, Mike Morgan, a free agent who remains unsigned.
Jordan, who played at Oregon, was the No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft by Miami but has not seen action the last two seasons, first serving a suspension in 2015 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy and then sidelined by a knee injury last season.
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Jordan played in just 26 games for Miami with 46 tackles and three sacks in 2013 and 2014 before being waived in March.
While contract details have yet to be revealed, the Seahawks are undoubtedly signing Jordan to a low-risk deal, likely for one year, in an attempt to revive his career.
Jordan is represented by Doug Hendrickson, who also represents Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch, among others.
Last December, the Dolphins had deemed Jordan as unable to play after having surgery to repair a knee issue he suffered while away from the Dolphins and that the team had declared was “news to us’’ (Jordan declined to tell reporters how it happened).
“His body’s not ready to go,” Miami coach Adam Gase told reporters in December. “His game is explosion off the ball, being able to redirect, that burst that you want a guy that plays his position have, and it’s not all the way…