The Miami Dolphins released defensive end Dion Jordan after he failed a physical, the team announced on Friday. The move will save the team $3.225 million in salary for 2017.
Jordan, who started just one game and totaled three sacks after being taken with the No. 3 overall pick four years ago, is now consider a draft bust. The Dolphins made at trade and moved up nine spots to select him.
Jordan had multiple NFL suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He hasn’t played in a game since the 2014 season.
The Dolphins kept Jordan under contract the past two years because of his potential. He was eligible to return from suspension last season but arrived to the Dolphins with a knee injury the team was unaware of and also gained weight during his absence. Jordan never showed Miami’s coaching staff enough last year to get on the active roster.
Jordan was a former star at the University of Oregon from 2009 to 2012 and played under former NFL head coach Chip Kelly.