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Dion Jordan Added To 53-Man Roster; Rees Odhiambo Placed On Injured Reserve

Defensive end Dion Jordan has been added to the Seahawks' 53-man active roster ahead of Thursday night's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks made a roster move ahead of Thursday's game in Arizona, adding defensive end Dion Jordan to the 53-man roster. Tackle Rees Odhiambo was placed on injured reserve.

Jordan had previously been on the non-football injury list with a knee injury, but returned to practice two weeks ago. The No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft, Jordan will be playing in his first NFL game since the end of the 2014 season, a two-year absence caused by both suspensions and injuries.

"It's been a long haul just with us," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Watching him as far set back as he was early on after he got here, and then he encountered some issues that he had to deal with. We were real excited about it to start, then he had some setbacks that he had deal with and he did. He did extraordinary work to make it back through all of the stages of it. As he has returned to the action the last couple of weeks, it's been exciting to see him back out there. He is still rusty and there is no way that he can't be—when he plays for the first time, it will be like his first preseason game in two years. But he is well-equipped. He is a big, strong, fast kid and he's dying to play and all that stuff."

Added defensive coordinator Kris Richard: "He's a big, massive, athletic guy. He's two years removed from football, I know he's chomping at the bit, and right now, it's just kind of a wait-and-see for us. We're very excited with the progress that he's made, and we fully expect him in due-time to get out there and perform for us."

Odhiambo had been Seattle's starting left tackle through the first seven games of the season, but was inactive Sunday following Seattle's trade to acquire Duane Brown. 

Take a look back at the career of defensive end Dion Jordan, who signed a free agent deal with the Seahawks on Friday.

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