Nothing we didn’t see coming, but ESPN is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have told running back LaMont Jordan to stay away from the Napa training facilities. Jordan would like to be cut, but the Raiders are still adamant about trading him. If Jordan leaves Oakland pissed off because the Raiders held onto him for so long, limiting his chance to start for any other team, the feeling will be mutual. Jordan has burned a lot of bridges while in Oakland, and deserves nothing but the door.
For the second time in seven weeks, the Raiders have told running back LaMont Jordan to stay away from team activities.
Jordan’s agent, Alvin Keels, said Wednesday he was informed by the team that the Raiders do not want his client to report to camp in Napa, Calif. The Raiders start training camp Thursday. Keels said he hopes the Raiders either release or trade his client immediately.
“I am just hoping for a quick resolution,” Keels said. “I’d like for this thing to be resolved within the next 24 hours.”
The Raiders kept Jordan away from their minicamp in the first week of June. They have been trying to trade him. Jordan visited Detroit recently, but a deal with the Lions does not appear imminent. Chicago, New Orleans and New England could have interest in Jordan if he becomes available.