So much for a basic day of reporting to training camp.
The Raiders have told former starting running back LaMont Jordan not to come to report today in Napa.
The only problem is the team can't do that.
The Raiders have to let Jordan participate, cut him or trade him. Former Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair won a grievance against the Titans a couple of years ago when the Titans barred him from working out.
I caught up with Jordan's agent, Alvin Keels. He said no trade is in place. He would know because of Jordan's contract.
Jordan is due $4.7 million in salary this season. A team could trade for him and agree to take on Jordan's salary or restructure the deal.
Keels can file a grievance to allow Jordan to practice. He's working to have this resolved in the next 24 hours.
The Raiders let this situation get to this point by not releasing Jordan last November when he asked to be let go and then going the whole offseason without making a move.
Because of his salary, teams are reluctant to trade for Jordan, assuming he'll be released. Jordan visited Detroit, but nothing materialized from the trip.
Perhaps something will happen soon. But wasn't Jordan supposed to be cut June 1?
As the Raiders turn...