Miami Dolphins first-round pick Dion Jordan participated in his first practice with the team on Tuesday.

Jordan, who missed all of the offseason program because Oregon is on a quarters academic system, began training camp on the active/non-football injury list because of a shoulder injury he had surgically repaired in February. He wasn't able to participate in training camp practices until being placed on the active roster.

He watched the first two days of training camp while conducting his rehab assignment. But on Tuesday, the first day the team wore pads, Jordan got the green light to participate.

Jordan, whom the Dolphins traded up to select third overall, is expected to compete with Olivier Vernon for the starting defensive end spot opposite Cameron Wake.

He participated in individual drills, but during the practice's first hour he was held out of all work that involved contact.