Dion Jordan's 15-month banishment from the NFL is over.
The NFL on Friday reinstated the Dolphins defensive end -- but with a catch:
Jordan must undergo counseling and will be reevaluated before the start of the season.
So his return to football is on a conditional basis.
"Jordan may join the Dolphins at training camp and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities," the NFL said. "Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Jordan's clinical resources in Miami, he will be permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games."
Jordan's evaluation prior to the season will determine his availability for Week 1. He will be evaluated later in the season for full reinstatement, the NFL said.
Jordan, the former No. 3 overall draft pick, has been out of the league since April 2015, when the NFL announced he had failed a third drug test. Jordan was subject to at least a year-long suspension, but had to apply directly to Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement.
Friends say Jordan is in the best shape of his life, and has not failed a drug test since 2014.