The Miami Dolphins waived defensive end Dion Jordan, the third overall pick four years ago, on Friday with a failed physical designation.
Jordan played in just 26 games with one start because of drug-related suspensions and knee issues after he was selected by the Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oregon.
The 27-year-old Jordan most recently played in 2014, where he appeared in 10 games (one start) and made 20 tackles with one sack. He recorded 46 tackles and three sacks during his two seasons on the field.
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Jordan spent the entire 2015 season on the reserve/suspended list and the entire 2016 season on the reserve/non-football injury list.
The Dolphins clear $3.2 million of salary-cap space by releasing Jordan, according to the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
"For where he was selected, it's not a move that has worked out," Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said earlier this week at the league meetings in Phoenix when addressing Jordan's status with the team. "That's pretty obvious."