'Whatever it takes': Cam Jordan returns to action following offseason back surgery _lowres

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan

Cam Jordan is back in action.

The defensive end returned to practice this week for the first time since undergoing a minor procedure on his back during the offseason.

“I’d like to say we tested the waters out on Tuesday,” Jordan said. “I bought in, did my 40 up downs.”

Jordan said that he’s still working his way back and has some ‘minor agitation’ that he feels will be alleviated through repetitions.

During Thursday’s organized team activity, Jordan lined up as the strongside defensive end. Hau’oli Kikaha played on the weakside. Jordan played that position in 2014 when he finished with 7.5 sacks. He was on the weakside last season and finished with 10 sacks.

The defensive end cautioned not to pay too much attention to positioning.

“You saw that, huh?” he said. “Whatever it takes. We’re moving around right now. I wouldn’t get too cemented in the spot that I’m in.”

When asked if he prefers one spot over the other, Jordan said he did not.

“I don’t think I’m allowed to have a preference,” Jordan said. “Whatever it takes, whatever puts us in the best position.”