Can DE Dion Jordan be ready for Seahawks’ opener in Denver?
Defensive end Dion Jordan’s speed is what made him the third overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Now the question is how quickly he will get on the field for the Seattle Seahawks.
Jordan was activated on Saturday, which was very significant. He had not practiced a minute during the five weeks of the preseason because of a stress injury. Had he not been activated, he would have had to miss at least the first six weeks of the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
Instead, the defensive end who has played in only five games over the past three seasons – but who had four sacks in those five games – is now available.
So what’s his status, coach?
“We’re going to see how he does during the week,” Pete Carroll said. “Let’s just go one day at a time right now. It has been a while for him to get back. He’s a fantastic player and contributor so we just need to see him.”
And so far, so good. Jordan took part in Monday’s practice and Carroll spoke with him afterward and did not rule out the possibility of Jordan playing in Denver on Sunday.
“He had a really good, solid first day out,” Carroll said. “He has been working really hard to get to this point (or) we wouldn’t have been able to even think like we’re thinking. In rehab, it has been like practice for him. He’s close. We’ll see.
“I’m not going to be opposed to playing him this weekend.”