Jordan follows in his father’s footsteps … sort of

California DE Cameron Jordan (left) during Senior Bowl practice at at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. (Alix Drawec/NFL)

MOBILE, Ala. — Casey Matthews isn’t the only player here at the Senior Bowl carrying on a family football tradition. California DE Cameron Jordan is also extending his family’s football legacy.

Jordan’s father, Steve, was a starting tight end for the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent his entire 13-year career. Unlike the Matthews clan, however, Cameron isn’t playing the same position as his dad.

“We had the discussion a long time ago (about me playing tight end), and I just wasn’t meant for it at the time. I was a little shorter, a little stockier,” Jordan revealed before glancing down at his now-chiseled body. “And then I sort of just leaned out.”

Jordan made clear he has no preference as to whether he plays in a 3-4 or 4-3 or even whether he plays end or linebacker. One thing he knows for sure, though, is that his father is a valuable person to have in his corner.

“You don’t trust anybody more than your family and my dad has put me in the right direction. I believe in him.”

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