As it turns out, however, the former first round pick has been suspended for the entire 2015 season due to yet another substance abuse policy violation. Schefter reports Jordan will not appeal the suspension. So it looks like a deal won't be going down after all.
The Eagles have long been rumored to have interest in Jordan considering he played for Chip Kelly while at Oregon. Those rumors intensified recently due to Jordan choosing not to attend Miami's voluntary workout program.
Jordan has been a bust for the Dolphins. The 25-year-old has appeared in 26 career games for Miami in two seasons with only one start. During that time, he's recorded 39 tackles and three sacks. The Dolphins traded up from No. 12 to No. 3 in the 2013 NFL Draft to acquire Jordan just one spot before the Eagles picked at No. 4. With Jordan off the board, Philadelphia selected Lane Johnson instead.
It's hard not to wonder what the Eagles were offering in exchange for Jordan. There's no word on what it might have been. For what it's worth, the Dolphins have been rumored to be interested in Brandon Boykin.
If the Eagles really want to get Jordan in the future, they can probably just wait until the Dolphins eventually cut him.
UPDATE: Here's what the Eagles were reportedly offering.
#Eagles trade for Dion Jordan would have sent a conditional late round pick to the Dolphins, per a league source. Evan Mathis was discussed.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 28, 2015