After three years away from the NFL due to substance abuse violations, defensive end Dion Jordan is set to make his return just miles away from where he starred in high school.
Jordan, a Chandler native and Chandler High School alum, will be activated by the Seattle Seahawks for their matchup vs. the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale on Thursday night, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced Wednesday.
Jordan played at Chandler HS alongside future UCLA/Green Bay Packers quarterback and good friend Brett Hundley. Jordan went on to play collegiately at Oregon and was a First-team All-American in 2012. He was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
After a successful rookie season in Miami, Jordan was suspended multiple times during the 2014 season due to violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was suspended once again in 2015 after submitting a diluted sample during a drug test.
Jordan was reinstated by the NFL in July of 2016 but did not play during the 2016 season. He was released by the Dolphins in March after failing a physical but was signed by the Seahawks less than two weeks later.