Dion Jordan practices for Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins got a pleasant surprise on Day 3 of training camp. No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan participated in practice for the first time since being drafted last April.

Jordan has been sidelined because of major shoulder surgery he had in February. Miami was aware of the injury and traded up eight spots to get him anyway, knowing the team had to bring the dynamic pass-rusher along slowly. Jordan missed all of organized team activities, minicamp and started the first two days of training camp on the Non-Football Injury list.

The Dolphins apparently took him off the list to allow him to practice on Tuesday. Miami is in full pads for the first time in training camp.