Miami Dolphins to save money on Dion Jordan roster bonus?


With Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan’s impending return from suspension looming, one of the sticking points has been the roster bonus due to Jordan should he be on the roster five days after training camp begins. And with training camp set to begin this Friday, that roster bonus would kick in next Tuesday, August 2.

Jordan is set to earn a base salary of $585,000 this season, with the $1,690,209 bonus due once that roster bonus kicks in. However, a report from the Sun Sentinel states that because Jordan violated several of the terms of his original contract, and because language included in that contract appears to address withholding bonuses for those violations, Jordan may not be entitled to the roster bonus after all.

Other media outlets are disputing the report, and as of this writing nothing has been confirmed. A Miami Herald report also shows that the Dolphins are due a refund of Jordan’s 2015 roster bonus of $3,335,418.

Stay tuned, as we’ll update as more concrete information comes to light.

This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @EJFootball …read more