Dion Jordan is still trying to live up to his NFL draft standing.
The highly-touted pass rusher out of Oregon was selected third-overall by the Miami Dolphins in 2013, but has yet to prove his career in the NFL can pan out.
Now, Jordan’s getting another shot with the NFC West Champion San Francisco 49ers.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jordan, who last played with the Oakland Raiders, is expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.
The #49ers are expected to sign former #Raiders and #Seahawks DE Dion Jordan, source said. He flashed with Oakland with 2 sacks, but now helps depth in SF – a team that had tried to sign him in the past.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 5, 2020
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Jordan, the highest member of the Ducks defense to be drafted (at No. 3 overall), has provided lackluster returns since he entered the NFL.
The former Oregon standout began his career in Miami, where he produced three sacks in 26 games before the NFL handed Jordan a season-long suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was conditionally reinstated in 2016 but failed to see the field for the Dolphins that year.
Jordan looked to salvage his playing career when he joined the Seahawks in 2017, ultimately spending two years in Seattle. In 17 games over two seasons, Jordan started three games and recording 5.5 sacks, 27 solo tackles and 11 quarterback hits.
However, the following May, the embattled defensive end was suspended again. This time, Jordan was handed a 10-game suspension for using Adderall, which he later admitted he took for his ADHD.
Looking for a fresh start, Jordan signed with the Oakland Raiders. He was immediately placed on the reserve/suspended list while he finished out his 10-game suspension and was reinstated by the NFL in November. In 2019, Jordan had a pair of sacks for the Raiders in seven games last year and played 173 snaps.
Now, a member of the San Francisco 49ers, the 30-year-old pass rusher will be reunited with former Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead, who just re-signed to the 49ers this offseason.
Jordan should see time as a rotational edge defender for the 49ers, providing speed depth behind Dee Ford.
San Francisco also worked out current free agent Ziggy Ansah, who last played in Seattle in 2019, but it appears they have opted for Jordan instead.
This is interesting: Former #Seahawks pass-rusher and current free agent Ziggy Ansah is going through a physical and COVID-19 testing with the #49ers, sources say. Nothing is done, but SF gets a first look at a potentially high-end edge talent.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2020
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