Former Dolphins Dion Jordan signs with Seahawks

He was selected by the team No. 3 overall back in 2013 after Miami traded up to acquire his services.

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 National Football League draft, the Miami Dolphins moved up to snag Jordan, likely with visions of him stepping into the pass-rushing role created by Jason Taylor's retirement two years earlier.

Defensive end Dion Jordan, who was taken third overall in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of OR, is reported to have signed with the Seahawks after spending the last three seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

The terms of the deal were not immediately reported.

Jordan was disappointing in 2013 and 2014, suspended for all of 2015 and injured for all of 2016.

Jordan figures to fill in for unrestricted free agent Mike Morgan who was last season's starting strongside linebacker. It would be a role similar to the one that Bruce Irvin filled for Seattle before signing with the Oakland Raiders in free agency past year.

Dion Jordan is moving back to the Pacific Northwest to get a fresh start.

For Seattle, it's a swing at an athletic pass rusher with little risk.

Last December, the Dolphins had deemed Jordan as unable to play after having surgery to fix a knee issue he suffered while away from the Dolphins and that the team had declared was "news to us" (Jordan declined to tell reporters how it happened).

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