Dolphins' Jordan Placed On IR

The Dolphins' receiving corps took another hit Thursday when reserve Charles Jordan was placed on injured reserve with a strained adductor tendon in his groin area.

Jordan has two catches for 17 yards in three games this year while serving as a backup to Arena Football League refugee Oronde Gadsden. He is tentatively scheduled to undergo surgery Saturday at HealthSouth Doctor's Hospital in Coral Gables.

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  • The six-year veteran was inactive in Week 2 against Buffalo, as well as the final two contests in 1997 due to an abdominal-groin strain. He underwent successful surgery on Feb. 24 to repair a left-sided inguinal hernia.

    Jordan, who turns 29 Friday, saw his most extensive action last season, hauling in 27 passes for 471 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games. He spent the 1993 campaign with the Los Angeles Raiders and two years with Green Bay before joining Miami in 1996.

    Yatil Green and rookies Larry Shannon and Derrick Steagall -- all wide receivers -- already are on injured reserve and out for the year. Recently signed Horace Copeland and Nate Jacquet are candidates to replace Jordan.

    Cornerback Emmanuel McDaniel was signed to a two-year contract to take Jordan's roster spot. McDaniel began the year with Indianapolis but did not play in the season opener before his release on Sept. 9.

    A 1996 fourth-round pick by Carolina, McDaniel appeared in two games with the Panthers as a rookie and the final three contests last season with the Colts.

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