Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Jordan, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
"We were disappointed to learn about Dion's suspension," Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said. "Dion has accepted responsibility for his actions and is committed to improving, both on and off the field, in preparation for the upcoming year."
Jordan also released a statement through the team.
"I recently learned from the NFL that I tested positive for stimulants that are banned under the NFL policy," the statement read. "I worked carefully with my advisors and the union to investigate the test results, and I take full responsibility for the test results.
"I'm very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, coaches, Stephen Ross, the entire Dolphins organization, fans and my family as well. I will continue to work extremely hard during training camp and preseason. During the suspension, I will stay in top shape and will be ready to contribute upon my return."
Jordan played in all 16 games for Miami in his rookie campaign, compiling 26 tackles and two sacks.
The Oregon product will be eligible to return to the Dolphins' active roster on Sept. 29 following the team's Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders. The Dolphins have a bye in Week 5.