It's the second signing of a defensive linemen in two days for the Seahawks.

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Defensive end Dion Jordan has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Seahawks, the team announced Thursday, officially keeping him in the fold for the 2018 season.

That means Jordan will receive a salary of $1.907 for the 2018 season. Jordan was tendered in March and other teams had until April 20 to sign Jordan to an offer sheet. Seattle could have either matched or been awarded a first-round pick as compensation. Jordan did not sign an offer sheet, however, and on Thursday signed with the Seahawks.

Jordan, who was the third overall pick in the draft by Miami in 2013 out of Oregon, missed all of the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to an NFL drug suspension and a knee injury, signing with Seattle as a free agent last spring.

He returned to play in five games for the Seahawks last season, making four sacks, third on the team behind Frank Clark’s nine and the 8.5 of Michael Bennett.

With Bennett gone (his trade to the Eagles was officially announced by both teams on Wednesday with the beginning of the new league year) Jordan is slated to step into a starting role at left defensive end with Clark on the opposite side.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had made it clear following the season that Jordan would be a big part of the team’s plans in 2018.

“Dion Jordan had a marvelous turnaround and showed an impact that could be really instrumental,” Carroll said. “…I think he could be a legitimate factor. How good? I don’t know. I don’t know that, but I do know, he could be, should be a legitimate factor in the rush and in the run game. He’s a good pursuit guy too. He’s strong and big and all that. He just is really unproven background and there’s not much to go on and so we’re having to piece it together with a few plays that we got, but he made some real positive overtures and he’s an exciting prospect of us. Really exciting prospect. Where we lost a guy from the draft, you know, maybe we can, it’s not exactly the same spot, but maybe we can be fortunate enough to make it up with what he can do.”

Exclusive rights free agent Quinton Jefferson signed his contract on Wednesday and Seattle now has 11 defensive linemen under contract for 2018.