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Dolphins open to trading Dion Jordan, according to report

The "one that got away" for the Eagles could be acquired this offseason. It may be the only good news Jason La Canfora has reported in favor of the Eagles.

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The Eagles may have another shot at former Oregon linebacker Dion Jordan. The Dolphins are open to trading last year's No. 3 pick, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. Jordan was selected one spot before the Eagles took starting right tackle Lane Johnson with the fourth overall pick.

Jordan was used as a rotational end in Miami's 4-3 defense last season. At 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds with the speed and athleticism to cover tight ends, Jordan is likely a better fit in an odd front as an outside linebacker. After one year of using him in a minimal role, the Dolphins have apparently warmed up to that conclusion.

While he was a top three pick, he is coming off a season where he was outplayed by former third round pick Olivier Vernon, who was a better fit for the defense. He had just 26 tackles and two sacks in 330 defensive snaps. Jordan's trade value is unclear, but would likely fetch no less than a second round pick.

For the Eagles, this may be an excellent opportunity to get a guy that they were very interested in last season and solve some of their issues at outside linebacker. Jordan is no doubt a project, but has familiarity with Chip Kelly and his staff and is better fit for the Eagles defense.

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