49ers training camp player No. 3: EDGE Dion Jordan
Bolstering pass-rushing depth during the offseason is never a bad idea, even for the 49ers who already boast one of the better one-two combinations in edge rushers, Nick Bosa and Dee Ford.
Yet complementary depth is important, particularly with defensive end Ronald Blair working his way back from injury. So it makes sense the team inked former Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions pass-rusher Kerry Hyder and, a while later, former Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders EDGE Dion Jordan.
Jordan, the former No. 3 overall pick from the 2013 NFL Draft, appears to be buried on the depth chart behind players like Hyder, Blair and Kevin Givens. Givens’ own ascent isn’t good news for Jordan, who also hasn’t shown up too much in practice reports.
It’s likely the Niners wanted to bring in a player like Jordan to at least see what he could offer, if anything, and to round out the camp’s defensive line numbers appropriately.
While having more than enough pass-rushers always helps, it’s pretty clear there won’t be room for everyone on this list, and it’s looking as if Jordan’s fall from grace over the years will continue after failing to make the cut with San Francisco.