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Dolphins DE Dion Jordan will apply for reinstatement

Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan will apply for reinstatement. 

Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan will apply for reinstatement to the NFL on Wednesday, Jordan told USA Today.

Jordan, a former No. 3 overall pick, has not played since the 2014 season. He was suspended all of last year for violating for the NFL’s substance-abuse policy for the third time. 

“I just want to play football,” Jordan told USA Today. “Because I got myself in trouble, I really ain’t got the say-so in a lot of things. But I do have the say-so in how I approach every day, how I approach my workout, how I deal with people, outside when I walk the streets, and how I wake up every morning as far as getting done what I need to do to get back on the football field.”

Jordan’s contract runs through next year with a team option for 2018. The Dolphins will owe Jordan a $1.7 million bonus if he is on the roster on the fifth day of training camp later this summer. 

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In 26 career games, Jordan has 46 tackles, including three sacks.