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Defensive end Dion Jordan practiced with the Seahawks for the first time on Monday after missing all of the preseason recovering from a “stress issue” in his leg.

Jordan was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday and has a chance to play this Sunday in Seattle’s season opener against the Denver Broncos. Head coach Pete Carroll is at least remaining open to the idea for the time being.

“We鈥檙e going to see how he does during the week Womens Paul Byron Jersey ,” Carroll said Monday. “We鈥檒l go one day at a time right now. It鈥檚 been a while for him to get back. He鈥檚 a fantastic player and contributor and so we just need to see him.”

Jordan is a player Seattle is expecting to rely on this season to help replace the production of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. He recorded four sacks in five games played for the Seahawks last year and re-signed with the team this offseason after being tendered as a restricted free agent.

Whether via injuries or suspensions, Jordan hasn’t been on the field consistently enough to live up to the promise he showed as the No. 3 overall pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2013. He’s getting another chance with Seattle and will have a chance to play considerable snaps for the Seahawks this season if he can stay on the field.

“He had a really solid first day out,” Carroll said. “He had been working really hard to get to this point or we wouldn鈥檛 be able to even think like we鈥檙e thinking. In rehab, it鈥檚 been like practice for him. He鈥檚 close. We鈥檒l see. I鈥檓 not going to be opposed to playing him this weekend.”

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Actually, you have heard this one before. And you’re about to hear it again.

The Colts are targeting a training-camp return from quarterback Andrew Luck from his shoulder injury.

Last year Youth Dion Phaneuf Jersey , the Colts seemed to be resigned to the possibility that Luck may not be ready to participate in training camp as the offseason program concluded. It was regarded as a surprise at the time, and some regarded our effort to read between the lines as #clickbait and/or #fakenews. Obviously, it was neither. (For a change.)

This year, the target continues to be training camp.

“[The] timeline鈥檚 good,” Colts G.M. Chris Ballard said during a recent visit to PFT Live. “You know Tobias Rieder Jersey , he鈥檚 actually not even throwing a football. He鈥檚 doing everything we鈥檙e asking him to do. He鈥檚 got a program specifically laid out that puts his timeline to be back at training camp. He didn鈥檛 want to skip a step. I don鈥檛 know if he skipped a step last year, but I think he felt the pressure of coming back. Not rushing; I don鈥檛 want to say rushing. But, you know, he felt the pressure of coming back. And he couldn鈥檛 get back right. This year, whenever he sat down with me in early January he said Authentic Pekka Rinne Jersey Kids , ‘Look, I don鈥檛 want to skip a step. I want to do this the right way.’ And he鈥檚 doing that. He looks the best I鈥檝e seen him. His body鈥檚 in great shape. His arm feels really good. He鈥檚 just taking it step by step. We鈥檙e looking at training camp as our target date right now.”

Plenty of people won’t believe this, given the history of statements from the Colts that have ended up being not believable. Does Ballard have concerns that there’s so much doubt about the veracity of the team’s statements about Luck?

“No, I get it,” Ballard said. “I get it. And I don鈥檛 blame the people for asking the questions. That鈥檚 why I don鈥檛 mind answering it. I mean Jack Johnson Jersey , it was unfortunate last year. I mean, that was a blow to us. There was never a point that we didn鈥檛 expect him back. I think maybe that was being a little too optimistic in our eyes, but we expected him back. I get the questioning. Until Andrew steps off Week One and walks out of that tunnel and starts playing again, we鈥檙e still going to answer questions. There鈥檚 still going to be doubt. And I get that. That鈥檚 why I don’t mind standing up there answering the questions. I don鈥檛 mind and I get where the doubt comes from.”

It definitely will keep coming until Luck can play. And play well. And then the question will become whether and when he suffers the next injury that make shelve him for an indefinite period of time.

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