- James Walker, ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter
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The No. 3 overall pick in 2013 developed a growing list of concerns in Miami, such as injuries, lack of production and dual suspensions for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse and performance-enhancement programs.
The latest circumstance is Jordan not showing up at the start of Miami’s voluntary workouts this week. Star players such as quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Pro Bowlers Ndamukong Suh, Brent Grimes and others showed up for the first week, while Jordan, who has a lot to prove in Year 3, was absent.
“Right now, in the voluntary part of the offseason program, we're really happy with the attendance,” Dolphins vice president Mike Tannenbaum said Friday during the team’s pre-draft news conference. “If somebody chooses not to be here, that’s obviously their decision.”
Missing voluntary workouts in April wouldn't be significant for most players. But there is concern for Jordan considering the circumstances. Miami moved up in the first round to draft Jordan and has received little production in two seasons. Jordan has just three career sacks in 26 games and can use the extra time with teammates to improve.
Tannenbaum and Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey fielded several questions on Jordan Friday but didn't offer much further insight. It remains to be seen when Jordan shows up for the Dolphins' offseason program. Nothing is mandatory in Miami until veteran minicamp on June 16-18.
"We’ll deal with other issues down the road," Tannenbaum said. "I’m sure there will be plenty of those to deal with."
Jordan, whom the Dolphins traded up to take in 2013, is a no-show for voluntary workouts thus far -- not good for a player who has yet to produce.