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Dion Jordan rejoins Dolphins after sitting out 6 games for 2 substance abuse violations

  • Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan, left, talks to Walt Aikens (35) during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Jordan returned to practice for the Miami Dolphins after missing the first six games because he twice violated the NFL's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan, left, talks to Walt Aikens (35) during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Jordan returned to practice for the Miami Dolphins after missing the first six games because he twice violated the NFL's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan (95) warms up during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Jordan returns to practice for the Miami Dolphins after missing the first six games because he twice violated the NFL's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan (95) warms up during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Jordan returns to practice for the Miami Dolphins after missing the first six games because he twice violated the NFL's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo shows Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan talking to members of the media at the Dolphins Training Facility in Davie, Fla. Jordan returns to practice for the Dolphins after missing the first six games because he twice violated the NFL's substance abuse policy.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo shows Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan talking to members of the media at the Dolphins Training Facility in Davie, Fla. Jordan returns to practice for the Dolphins after missing the first six games because he twice violated the NFL's substance abuse policy.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)  (The Associated Press)

Defensive end Dion Jordan has rejoined the Miami Dolphins rested, recharged and ready to start his season after a forced layoff.

The 2013 first-round draft pick sat out the first six games without pay for twice violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. With his suspension lifted, Jordan returned to practice Tuesday and might be activated for Sunday's game at Jacksonville.

Jordan said he made a mistake and learned a lesson. He was first suspended July 3 after testing positive for a prohibited stimulant. As the Dolphins were notified Sept. 19 that his suspension was lifted, they were advised of a second suspension.

Jordan, who was allowed to take part in the exhibition season, said he's unsure whether he'll play this week.

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