Defensive end Dion Jordan will remain with the Seattle Seahawks for next season after he decided to sign his restricted free agent tender worth $1.9 million, the team announced on their official website.

Jordan, 28, was a former No. 3 overall pick by the 2013 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He played five games with the Seahawks last season as he made his return from a two-year absence from the league. He was suspended for the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy and also sat out the entire 2016 season.

Jordan impressed in his limited time with the Seahawks, racking up four sacks in five games after having just three sacks in his first 26 career games. He will likely see his role on the Seahawks increase next season, especially following the team’s decision to trade veteran pass rusher Michael Bennett.

“He can be a legitimate factor,” coach Pete Carroll said, via the team's website, after the season. “… “How good? I don’t know, I don’t know that, but I do know he should be a legitimate factor in the (pass) rush and in the run game. He’s a good pursuit guy, too. He is strong and big and all that. .. But he made some real positive overtures and he's an exciting prospect for us. Really exciting prospect.”

The Seahawks need all the help they can get in terms of edge pass rushing, with Bennett gone and Cliff Avril’s career also in jeopardy due to a neck injury. Jordan could be in line to start next season at defensive end opposite Frank Clark.