The Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" has disbanded. The team's iconic defensive core is in tatters. But as the 2018 season approaches, even more unfortunate news has emerged-- defensive end Dion Jordan will be out for up to eight weeks as he recovers from knee surgery.
A few quick notes from Seahawks OTAs. Pete Carroll says Kam Chancellor has not yet had his next set of scans. Also said Dion Jordan recently had a cleanup knee surgery and that's why he has not been taking part in OTAs. Said it's a 6-8-week recovery.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) June 7, 2018
The former Miami Dolphins' first-round pick has had quite a tumultuous career, to say nothing of his time growing up. He'll have every chance to make it back in time for the preseason, but yet another setback on D can't inspire confidence among the Seattle faithful.
Dion Jordan almost burned to death when he was 17 and almost drank himself to death when he was 25. But with the help of a trainer and a coach's son, he has been able to save his life and his career https://t.co/Nsvjx4h9h3— Greg Bishop (@GregBishopSI) December 28, 2017
In his 2017 season with the Hawks, Jordan produced some solid numbers, as he was part of a combined 18 tackles while notching 4 sacks, and a forced fumble.
Losing Jordan for this period of time certainly doesn't help the Seahawks, as they are already lacking in key areas on defense, but in the long term, the situation could be worse.