How Saints DE Cam Jordan is 'raising teammates,' aiming for Super Bowl (1 Viewer)

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Katherine Terrell, ESPN Staff Writer

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, the longest-tenured player on the roster, isn’t sure when he started thinking of his younger teammates as “kids.”

But he thinks it was around 2015, when Jordan was 26 and in his fifth season.

Jordan and a cast of rookies crashed and burned that season with 30 sacks (10 from him, tied for 28th in the league).

“We had a full locker room shift,” Jordan recalled. “We had like six or seven rookie D-linemen that I had to deal with, and I was like ‘At this point, you guys are kids!’ I was raising children as we were going along. Ever since then, it’s gotten a lot easier.”

As Jordan approaches his 34th birthday in July, he’s at another crossroads. Many of his peers are gone, and the defensive line group is again facing major turnover, with part of the group made up of starry-eyed rookies. ...

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