NFL’s biggest star to return to the field? | NFL.com
The biggest name on the rise in the NFL is back in action.
The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that linebacker Dion Jordan will return to practice with the team, joining the team after a two-game absence with an undisclosed injury.
Jordan was injured on Sunday in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and missed the rest of the game.
He was the NFL’s leading tackler (10 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles) for the fourth consecutive season.
The Dolphins also announced that cornerback Brent Grimes has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.
The injury to Grimes is a major blow to the defense.
The Dolphins had a top five pass defense in 2016 and had the fourth-ranked pass rush in 2017.
The addition of Jordan, who was the league’s leading defensive tackler in 2016, comes after the Dolphins waived safety Landon Collins and linebacker Brian Poole, and signed cornerback Chris Kirksey.
The departure of Collins and Kirksey leaves the Dolphins with just six returning defensive backs: Collins, Kirksey, cornerback Brent Summers, cornerback Darius Slay, safety Kenny Stills and safety Jermon Bushrod.
The team also announced it had signed linebacker Nate Allen to a one-year deal.
Allen, who has played in 14 games, played in the first six games of the season with a foot injury.
He has five tackles, a pass breakup and an interception.
The Bengals signed veteran cornerback Tramaine Brock to a three-year, $6.5 million deal.
Brock, a three time Pro Bowler, will start the second half of the year in the slot.
Barkley, the top overall pick in the 2017 draft, signed with the Bengals.
He started 12 games and had 13 tackles and a sack in 2017, including two interceptions.