Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Many, including myself, have said that Dion Jordan has had a lackluster preseason and seems to be going through the motions knowing that he will be missing the first four weeks of the season. Although he has made several impact plays over the course of the past four weeks, it's evident that he hasn't been giving it his maximum effort. Nonetheless, that part of the year is now over and Jordan's suspension has officially begun. As part of the suspension, he is unable to be at the facility and won't be allowed to work out or practice with the team. Jordan is upset about that but understands the consequences.
“I mean it’s really tough. Missing out on all the work that I put in leading up to this point," he said. "My guys are heading into the season with a big game and I’m not going to be able to be there. I mean it’s unfortunate but at the same time I mean I understand the situation I’m in and I got to deal with the consequences.”
Although the critics have been speaking out on Jordan, he disagrees with their assessment of his poor play.
"I understood going into these first four games what the deal was. I had to make these snaps count at game-time and at practice. I then had to make sure I rose my level of play. So when I do step away, I mean I at least put something in. I just to continue to work until I’m actually active."
Jordan will miss the first four weeks of the season and will be eligible to return in week five. However, the Dolphins have a bye that week so that will give him time to catch up and get back on the field ready to make an impact once again.