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Apr 12, 2014

NFL Trade Rumors: Eagles ‘Made An Offer’ to Dolphins For Dion Jordan

By on 12:34 AM

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, reportedly wants his old Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan in Philadelphia.

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According to Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times, the Eagles tried to trade for Miami Dolphins defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan two months ago. The offer, according to Grotz, was the Eagles' second-round pick and linebacker Brandon Graham.

Jordan had a disappointing rookie season in Miami, finishing with just 26 tackles and two sacks prompting rumors that new Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey, would be interested in trading the defensive end. The Eagles were immediately considered the most ideal landing spot. Eagles head coach, Chip Kelly, was Jordan's coach in college and it was likely that the Eagles were going to take Jordan fourth overall last year before Miami traded up. The Eagles are also in dire need of an outside linebacker, particularly one the style of Jordan's who is best fit for the 3-4.

All things considered, the Dolphins didn’t think Brandon Graham and a second-rounder were enough compensation for a player who cost them both their first-round pick and second-round pick last year. However, if Kelly likes Jordan as much as some league observers think he does, perhaps the Eagles would be willing to send their first-round pick to Miami.

For now though, Jordan remains with the Dolphins who say they’re going to find a way to get him more snaps next season. The team made an investment to move up to get Jordan, and, even with the change of GMs, Jordan should be a key factor in the future of the Miami Dolphins defense.

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