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Dion Jordan’s agent expects him to open training camp with Dolphins

Dion Jordan

Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan (95) in action during the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. The Cowboys defeated the Dolphins, 24-20. (AP Photo/David Richard)


Dion Jordan said in late May that he was about to apply for reinstatement from the suspension that kept him off the field for the entire 2015 season and Jordan’s agent believes that a ruling on that bid will be coming soon.

Doug Hendrickson told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he’s confident that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will reinstate his client. He also said that he expects the Dolphins, who will have to pay Jordan a $1.69 million bonus on the fifth day of camp if he’s reinstated and on the roster, will welcome him back with open arms.

“I feel very strongly he will be reinstated without question,” Hendrickson said. “He’s done everything he has been asked to do. We feel very good where we’re at. We expect Dion to start training camp with the Dolphins. ... They are excited to have him back. Every team wants top talent.”

Hendrickson also refuted a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that Jordan is out of shape, calling it “a bunch of foolishness.” Jordan’s trainer said recently that Jordan has lost 12 or 13 pounds and weighed under 270 pounds.

If Jordan is reinstated, Hendrickson said the team hasn’t said whether he’ll play defensive end or linebacker upon his return to the team. An answer to that question may not come until there’s a reason to reveal it and the timeline on that front remains up to the league office.