Jordan Phillips

American football player (born 1992)

American football player
Jordan Phillips
No. 97 – Buffalo Bills
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-21) September 21, 1992 (age 30)
Wichita, Kansas
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:341 lb (155 kg)
Career information
High school:Circle (Towanda, Kansas)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
  • Miami Dolphins (2015–2018)
  • Buffalo Bills (2018–2019)
  • Arizona Cardinals (2020–2021)
  • Buffalo Bills (2022–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022
Total tackles:150
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:2
Pass deflections:17
Player stats at · PFR

Jordan Phillips (born September 21, 1992) is an American football defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma.

Early years

Phillips attended Circle High School in Towanda, Kansas, where he played high school football. He was rated by as a five-star recruit and as a four-star.[1][2] He committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college football.[3]

College career

Phillips played at Oklahoma from 2011 to 2014. As a freshman in 2011, he was redshirted. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he appeared in 12 games, recording 12 tackles. Phillips played in only four games his sophomore season in 2013 due to a back injury.[4] He had seven tackles and 1.5 sacks before the injury. Phillips returned from the injury in 2014.[5][6] He finished the year with 31 tackles and two sacks.

After his junior season, Phillips entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
329 lb
(149 kg)
34+34 in
(0.88 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
5.17 s 1.82 s 3.01 s 4.68 s 7.88 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine[9]

Miami Dolphins

Phillips was drafted with the 52nd overall pick in the second round by the Miami Dolphins of the 2015 NFL Draft.[10] During his rookie year in 2015, Phillips played 15 games making 19 tackles, 2 sacks, and 4 passes defended.[11]

Phillips entered the 2018 season as a starting defensive tackle. However his playing time dipped as the season progressed, leading to an outburst on the sideline about his playing time in a Week 4 blowout loss to the New England Patriots.[12] On October 2, 2018, Phillips was waived by the Dolphins.[13]

Buffalo Bills

On October 3, 2018, Phillips was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[14]

On March 4, 2019, Phillips re-signed with the Bills.[15] In week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, Phillips sacked Marcus Mariota three times in the 14-7 win.[16] Phillips emerged as a premier pass rusher for the Bills, racking up 9.5 sacks in the 2019 season.[17]

Arizona Cardinals

On April 6, 2020, Phillips signed a three–year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.[18]

In Week 2 against the Washington Football Team, Phillips recorded his first sack as a Cardinal, a strip sack on Dwayne Haskins which was recovered by teammate Chandler Jones during the 30–15 win.[19] In Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, Phillips recovered a fumble lost by running back Ezekiel Elliott and forced a fumble on Elliott on the Cowboys' next drive of the game during the 38–10 win.[20] He was placed on injured reserve on November 19, 2020 with a hamstring injury.[21] He was activated on December 12, 2020.[22] He aggravated the hamstring injury in Week 14 and was placed on injured reserve on December 19, ending his season.[23]

On September 2, 2021, Phillips was placed on injured reserve to start the season.[24] He was activated on October 16.[25]

On March 16, 2022, Phillips was released by the Cardinals.[26]

Buffalo Bills (second stint)

On March 17, 2022, Phillips signed with the Buffalo Bills on a one year deal.[27]


  1. ^ bio
  2. ^ bio
  3. ^ OU gets commitment from Kansas defensive tackle Jordan Phillips
  4. ^ DT Jordan Phillips out for season
  5. ^ OU Sports: Jordan Phillips is back, and that's big for the Sooners
  6. ^ John E. Hoover: Jordan Phillips trying to stay 'G-rated' about touchdown that wasn't
  7. ^ Oklahoma DT Jordan Phillips to enter draft
  8. ^ Oklahoma DT Jordan Phillips declares for NFL Draft, leaves big gap in OU defense Archived December 31, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "NFL Combine: Jordan Phillips". Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Profile: Jordan Phillips". Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (October 3, 2018). "Jordan Phillips 'couldn't be happier' after Dolphins cut ties with DT".
  13. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". October 2, 2018.
  14. ^ Brown, Chris (October 3, 2018). "Bills claim former second round pick DT Jordan Phillips".
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (March 4, 2019). "Bills re-sign Jordan Phillips, tender Eddie Yarbrough". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  16. ^ "Josh Allen throws 2 TD passes as Bills smother Titans 14-7". October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  17. ^ White, Stephen (December 18, 2019). "Jordan Phillips is a BIG reason why the Bills are in the NFL playoffs". Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  18. ^ "Cardinals Boost Pass-Rush By Adding Jordan Phillips". March 19, 2020.
  19. ^ "Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals - September 20th, 2020". Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  20. ^ "Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys – October 19th, 2020". Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  21. ^ Urban, Darren (November 19, 2020). "Jordan Phillips, Corey Peters Put On IR As Cardinals Deal With D-Line Woes".
  22. ^ Urban, Darren (December 12, 2020). "Jordan Phillips, Kevin Peterson Activated From IR; Johnathan Joseph Put On IR". Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  23. ^ Urban, Darren (December 19, 2020). "Cardinals Place Zane Gonzalez, Jordan Phillips On IR; Sign D.J. Foster".
  24. ^ Urban, Darren (September 2, 2021). "Jordan Phillips Goes On Injured Reserve, Justin Pugh Activated".
  25. ^ Urban, Darren (October 16, 2021). "Rodney Hudson Placed On Injured Reserve; Jordan Phillips Activated".
  26. ^ Urban, Darren (March 16, 2022). "Maxx Williams Returns To Cardinals To Complete Tight End Duo". The Cardinals also released defensive tackle Jordan Phillips on Wednesday
  27. ^ Brown, Chris (March 17, 2022). "Bills bring back defensive tackle Jordan Phillips". Buffalo Bills. Retrieved March 17, 2022.

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