NFL rumors: 49ers hosting Dion Jordan, ex-Raiders defensive end, on visit


The 49ers reportedly have their eyes on yet another pass rusher. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that defensive end Dion Jordan is visiting with the 49ers. The former No. 3 overall draft pick played seven games with the Raiders last season.

Jordan, 30, recorded two sacks last season. He never has lived up to his talent since being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2013. Jordan also has dealt with a long list of off-field issues. 

He was reinstated by the NFL last November after serving a 10-game suspension for Adderall. He also missed the entire 2015 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and has been suspended several other times as well. 

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Jordan has played for the Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Raiders over his career. The former Oregon Duck has 10.5 sacks over 50 games.

The 49ers already have Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead and Dee Ford coming off the edge. But you can never have too many pass rushers, and Jordan could be worth yet another gamble. 

Schefter's report comes minutes after NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported the 49ers are bringing in defensive end Ziggy Ansah for a physical and COVID-19 testing. In a game that's won by getting to the quarterback, the 49ers will add as much talent as possible.


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