Report: Saints’ Cameron Jordan had lower back surgery procedure during offseason

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Nov 15, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) at the line of scrimmage against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 15, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) at the line of scrimmage against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole is reporting that New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan had a minor lower back procedure performed recently.

The Insider Buzz video referenced that Cameron Jordan had an arthroscopic procedure performed on his L5 vertebrae to correct a minor issue. It was referred to as a ‘clean up’ procedure, and that Jordan played with the pain throughout the season (including the Pro Bowl) with the help of epidural shots.

Jordan’s 50 quarterback pressures ranked second among all 4-3 defensive ends, as per Pro Football Focus. Jordan finished right behind Seattle’s Michael Bennett (57). He also was the second highest graded end (+47.4) behind Miami’s Olivier Vernon. Jordan also finished out the 2015 campaign with 10.0 sacks (T-15th), 46 total tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and five passes defended.

Cameron Jordan was the only player on the New Orleans Saints to play in the Pro Bowl. He’s played and started in all games since his rookie season in 2011. Jordan recently converted his $6 million roster bonus to a signing bonus to help create some salary cap space for the Saints on February 17.

Jordan referenced being on bed rest from his personal Twitter account twice in February.

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