The Miami Dolphins are so eager to see rookie Dion Jordan in Sunday's exhibition opener that they might put him in the game on the first play.
The kickoff, that is.
Jordan wants to play special teams, and the Dolphins are inclined to let him, although they must weigh risk versus reward in using the No. 3 overall draft pick on kick coverage.
The spectacle of the speedy, 6-foot-6 Jordan covering kicks could be breathtaking, and the Dolphins would be holding their breath. But Jordan says he's not worried about getting hurt, even though he's recovering from shoulder surgery in February.
The Dolphins have an enormous investment in the young defensive end. They traded up nine spots to select him, then gave him a $20.6 million, four-year contract.