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Dion Jordan low-risk signing with no guarantees for Seahawks

Dion Jordan's one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks is worth $640,000 with no money guaranteed, per a league source.

Jordan is set to receive a base salary of $615,000 with a workout bonus of $25,000. It's a split salary deal, meaning that if Jordan gets injured, the team owes him $378,000.

This is a low-risk signing for the Seahawks. If things don't work out with Jordan this summer, the team can release him at no cost. If Jordan plays well, he will be a restricted free agent after 2017 -- essentially under team control.

The Seahawks can tender him at the lowest level, which was $1.797 million this offseason. Because of Jordan's original draft slot (No. 3 overall), any team wanting to sign him as a restricted free agent would have to give up a first-round pick, and that's not happening.

There's plenty of risk with Jordan. He has not played a game since 2014, and the Miami Dolphins waived him because of a failed physical (knee). Jordan, 27, has served multiple suspensions for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

As for fit, Jordan is expected to compete at the SAM linebacker spot in the Seahawks' base defense. Mike Morgan filled that role last year but remains on the market as an unrestricted free agent. If Jordan proves himself, he could see snaps as a pass-rusher when Seattle is in its sub package.

It's a role similar to the one Bruce Irvin filled for the Seahawks before signing with the Oakland Raiders last offseason.

Jordan has a long way to go to prove he can be a contributor, but this is a reasonable gamble for Seattle.