Dolphins waive former 1st-rounder Dion Jordan

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The Miami Dolphins have waived former first-round pick Dion Jordan with a failed physical designation, the team announced Friday.

Jordan, selected with the No. 3 overall pick in 2013, was a colossal bust in a draft class filled with highly touted players who never panned out.

After a rookie season where he was held to just two sacks in limited playing time over 16 appearances, a pair of suspensions would result in the former Oregon standout missing a total of 22 contests over the next two years.

He was on track to make his return in 2016, but knee issues forced him to the non-football injury list for the entire year.

The Dolphins pick up $3.225 million in salary cap space by cutting ties, and now Jordan hits the waiver wire in search of another opportunity to kickstart his pro career. While it remains to be seen if he’ll ever live up to his potential, his draft status will likely have teams at least considering taking a gamble.