Of all the moves the Seattle Seahawks will make on Saturday, it’s unlikely any will be more important than this one.
After spending all of training camp and preseason on the PUP list, edge rusher Dion Jordan is reportedly being activated in time for the regular season.
The #Seahawks are taking pass-rusher Dion Jordan off the PUP list and he’ll be active, source said. He was dealing with a leg injury but doing well.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
Jordan was placed on the PUP list following the first day of training camp, and although he was initially expected to miss just a couple weeks, his status quickly changed. Midway through August, Pete Carroll announced Seattle wouldn’t even be evaluating him until the end of the preseason, and that was the last update on Jordan’s health.
Evidently, the evaluation of Jordan’s injury went well. His removal from the PUP list means he will be eligible to play as early as Week 1, though with a lingering lower body injury, the Seahawks may play it safe with Jordan. Regardless of when Jordan makes his debut, it will surely be earlier than the Week 8 debut he was facing, had he remained on the PUP list.
In a limited sample size last season, Jordan was an excellent rotational player who contributed at a time when Seattle was without Cliff Avril. Although it may take a couple weeks, Jordan should end up starting for the Seahawks in 2018.