Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

April 28, 2008
Why is LaMont still around?

I give up.

I don’t know what LaMont Jordan has to do be released.

Is he the new Marques Tuiasasopo?

Dominic Rhodes was released, in part for salary cap reasons. He was one of the many running backs on the roster.

But Jordan is due to make about $3 million more than Rhodes’ $1.75 million base salary. Sure the salary cap is tricky, but there has to be an end to this union. June 1 is the likely the date Jordan has circled on his calendar (the hit against the cap is lessened for the Raiders then).

Jordan asked to be released last fall. But among the reasons to keep him was to prevent him from signing with Denver or Kansas City.

(Who cares where you’re third running back that never plays signs? It’s not like he would have returned to knock the Raiders out of the playoff hunt).

I have no reason to believe Jordan will be a cancer in the locker room. But having a player that doesn’t want to be on the team and you clearly have no need for is confusing.

Justin Fargas, Darren McFadden and Michael Bush sounds like a nice trio. It's unlikely a team will take on Jordan's salary in a trade, so let him go and not drag this on any longer.

Jordan is a big WWE fan. He might need to go Stone Cold Steve Austin on his bosses to get out of Oakland.

Instead of Stone Cold vs. Mr. McMahon, it’s Jordan vs. Al Davis.

Enough fun with the WWE.

The Raiders also signed Darrick Brown, a strong safety from McNeese State.

That makes seven rookie free agent additions.

--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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