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Rookie Mistake? Miami Dolphin Defensive End Dion Jordan Tests Postive for Banned Substance, Will Miss Four Games

July 3rd, 2014 at 5:40 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

The curse of Jeff Ireland.

The number one pick for the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft, Dion Jordan from Oregon, has been banned for the first four games of the upcoming season for using performance enhancing drugs. The second year player was the first pick by former GM Jeff Ireland who traded up from number 12 to the number 3 slot. The Dolphins were in dire need of offensive lineman and to top it off, Jordan came to camp with an injured shoulder that he was rehabbing.

The following is a statement from the Miami Dolphins:

Miami Dolphins Defensive End Dion Jordan Suspended Four Games by NFL 

 

Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

NFL Spokesperson

“Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. 

Jordan will be eligible to return to the Dolphins’ active roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s September 28 game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Miami Dolphin Draft Class of 2014

May 17th, 2014 at 9:57 AM
By Mark H. Stowers

Miami Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey finished his draft selection for the 2014 NFL Draft by adding seven players to the team. Five of the seven were focused on the offensive side of things with two of those being offensive lineman taken in the first three rounds. Three of the pics are from SEC schools. Here's how Hickey used the picks.

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The Dolphins worked deals with San Diego and Denver through San Francisco to get Landry Jarvis the wide receiver from LSU while the Billy Turner pick came from Oakland. Initial grading of Miami's draft by NFL pundits has ranged from average to good.

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Twitter the Enemy of Miami Dolphins Players? Mike Pouncey and Don Jones Stick Virtual Foot in Mouth with Draft Tweets

May 11th, 2014 at 11:02 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

You only get 140 character spaces on Twitter to say what you have to say. Miami Dolphin defensive back Don Jones only needed three. The rookie who was drafted just last season in the seventh round out of Arkansas State sent out a Tweet after openly gay defensive lineman Michael Sam was drafted and kissed his boyfriend on national TV.

 

Jones Tweeted, OMG and then Horrible in seperate Tweets after the kiss. Not a smart thing to do after all the locker room problems in South Florida last season. Center Mike Pouncy was called on the virtual carpet earier in the draft after the Dolphins first round pick was made. The lineman Tweeted, "Great pic! I can't wait for our gifts he's giving us! lol"

On Sunday night the Dolphins released the following email suspending Jones and fining him.

 

Miami Dolphins Safety Don Jones Fined, Excused from Team Activities

 

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones has been fined an undisclosed amount and excused from all team activities until such time that he undergoes and completes educational training for his recent comments made on social media during the NFL Draft.

 

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Brand Spanking New Miami Dolphin Speaks to Media: Ja’Wuan James

May 9th, 2014 at 9:27 AM
By Mark H. Stowers

First round pick for the Miami Dolphins, Ja'Wuan James, answered a few questions from the media after his selection by the Fins. Here is a transcript of the press conference.

(On surprise by pick and any idea where he would be picked) – It definitely was a surprise. I wanted to ignore expectations, but I had great interactions with the Dolphins ever since the Combine and ever since the Senior Bowl. And I appreciate them giving me this opportunity. I just want to come in and work.

(On when you saw the other offensive tackles go off the board, did you think the Dolphins would be a good spot for you) – I was just thinking that is a good thing, just watching the draft and seeing the run online. And I was just thinking that was a great opportunity for me wherever I could go, and the Dolphins gave me a great opportunity, and I appreciate them a lot.

(On how you would describe yourself as a player) – I’m a tough, smart offensive lineman. I pride myself on being smart and not making many mistakes. I bring athleticism to the table, strength, and a lot of experience too, being able to play that many games at the position and the conference that I did.

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Miami Dolphin General Manager Dennis Hickey Talks to Media About His First Dolphin Draft Pick

May 8th, 2014 at 11:54 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

Dennis Hickey drafted a lineman for the Fins in the first round. He met with the media to discuss the number 19 pick, Ja'Wuan James out of the University of Tennessee.

General Manager Dennis Hickey 

(Dennis Hickey Opening Statement) –“We are very excited. We just selected Ja’Wuan James. He’s been a targeted player, a guy we spent a lot of time on in the process leading up to the draft. He’s a guy that I interviewed in my previous capacity at the Senior Bowl. We interviewed him at the Combine. We brought him in for a visit here. We had our offensive line coach go work him out. He was always a targeted player for us, and we are very excited about the skill set that he brings, about the person that he is, the quality person. He started 49 games. He’s been a captain, played at the highest level in the SEC, a real quality person that we really enjoyed during our time with him. We had a conviction for the player, and we are excited to add him to our roster. With that, I will open up for questions.”

 

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