While much of the Miami Dolphins’ fan base was sleeping Wednesday night, Dion Jordan’s dormant career showed signs of stirring.
Two people close to Jordan — his agent and his trainer — posted messages to social media suggesting the suspended defensive end is nearing a comeback.
First Tareq Azim, the founder of the San Francisco-based Empower gym, posted a picture of what appears to be Jordan, in shape, along with the message:
“Happy to announce my man @dionj95 will solidify his presence to the world #NFL #stableofchampions #humbleanimals #2016seasonisours @empowersanfrancisco”
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A short time later, Jordan’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, tweeted:
“comeback player of the year. @dionj95 working with the best @tareqazim @empowersf redemption song .... stay tuned ...”
Hendrickson is based out of San Francisco, and apparently has a close eye on Jordan’s road to recovery.
This is the first the world has heard from Jordan or his camp since the league announced his yearlong suspension after multiple failed drug tests last April.
The year has now come and gone, but Jordan has not yet been reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The Dolphins would like Jordan back on the team, assuming he shows a commitment and love of the game. Wednesday night’s flurry of tweets was the first evidence that he wants back in.
The Dolphins signed seventh-round pick Brandon Doughty, a quarterback, on Thursday.