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Former future Eagles player Dion Jordan cut by the Dolphins

We’ll miss missing you, Dion.

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To no one’s surprise, the Miami Dolphins cut Dion Jordan on Friday. The No. 3 overall pick from the 2013 NFL Draft has been a gigantic bust in the NFL.

In four years with Miami, Jordan logged only one start in 26 games played. He missed the entire 2015 season after being suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He also missed the entire 2016 season due to a knee injury.

Once upon a time, many thought the Eagles would draft Jordan with their No. 4 overall pick in the 2013. Jordan had played under then-Eagles coach Chip Kelly, after all. But the Dolphins traded up to the No. 3 spot in order to prevent that from happening. As a result, the Eagles selected Lane Johnson. Johnson’s obviously had issues with suspensions, but there’s no question he’s been a much better pick than Jordan. The Eagles really dodged a bullet there.

But that wasn’t the only point in time where Jordan almost became an Eagle. There were reportedly multiple times during Kelly’s tenure that the Eagles tried to acquire him.

In 2014, the Eagles reportedly offered Brandon Graham and a second-round pick for Jordan. The Dolphins reportedly wanted the Eagles’ select at No. 22, however. Philadelphia ended up trading down in that draft and selecting Marcus Smith at No. 26.

In 2015, Adam Schefter reported the Eagles and Dolphins almost worked out a deal before Jordan got suspended for a third time. That offer reportedly involved a conditional late-round pick and potentially Evan Mathis as well.

Ultimately, it never happened. But, hey, now the Eagles can sign him without giving up any picks!

Of course, that probably won’t happen. I’d imagine Jordan is done in the NFL. I’d also imagine his best fit would be in a 3-4 scheme anyway, not the Eagles’ 4-3 defense.

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