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  1. Keegs

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    I would like the pats to give him a shot. Apparantly he was injured, but then has been benched the past 2 weeks and they may (or may already have) activate Michael Bush.

    Lamont has requested that he gets released and according to this article, the Raiders just might do it.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/rumors/...lt=Ag60XZ7JfssRuoeM1pvW5iP.uLYF?urn=nfl,54598

    On this team, Lamont Jordan would have nothing to complain about and i think he could really help us out. He's talented and really could make an impact. His first season on a horrible oakland team was actually pretty good but last season sucked.

    And if it wouldn't work out, it would be like Doug Gabriel last year, just cut him.
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan.......

    He'd have to get through waivers first. That being said, how many years does he have left on his contract?
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan.......

    Someone answered my ? above ^^^

    Nice find, does he need to pass thru waivers or is he free to sign with any team?
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan.......

    I agree. Both Maroney and Faulk might be banged up. It is worth a shot and Moss could put in a good word for him. :)

    Our running back depth worries me.
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan.......

    Raiders paid big money for Jordan in free agency. Damn, their front office SUCKS!
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan.......

    Maybe his salary will scare teams from claiming him and he will be free to shop his services.
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan...

    We should sign him just so we can see his chainsaw celebration every week.
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan.......

    I've been thinking about this scenario for several weeks now. The problem, though, is if a team claims him, they're only on the hook for this year's salary, which isn't prohibitive. There's no way a team in the AFC is going to allow him to go to the Patriots.

    The Raiders were in first place in the AFCW, and Jordan was leading the league in rushing. He got hurt, got benched, and I don't think the Raiders have won a game since. Very curious.
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    Where are the Patriots in waiver priority? I would love bringing him in.
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    Does he even have to clear waivers? Isn't there some provision for veterans to be released outright (or am I hallucinating again)?
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    There is but that only applies to vested players released prior to the trade deadline passing. After the trade deadline has passed, in this case it has, all released players are subject to waiver claims.

    But I'm wondering. Couldn't Jordan refuse to report to any team that puts a claim in for him?
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    I was wondering the same thing.... I remember hearing that could have happened with Simeon Rice when he was claimed by the Colts. But like the rest of the nation he has a love affair for Tony Dungy :rolleyes: and decided not to refuse to report.
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    Thanks. He can refuse to report but I think the team that claimed him would retain his rights. So if a team wants him and has teh cap to pay him, he will not make it to NE.
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    Think of how pissed everyone would be if he Pats scooped him up.
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    That's probably correct.

    Maybe the Pats should trade ther 7th rounder for Jordan. It's not like they need that pick anyway.
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    Sure he could, but his new team could go after part of his signing bonus (even though his old team paid it) since he's now in breach of his contract with them.
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    Re: If the Raiders release Lamont Jordan...

    It used to be that a player had to clear waivers with teams picking in the order of the draft position. I don't know if the current or the actual previous year's draft order is used, but I think it is the previous year's draft order.

    But things changed in one of the Player's Association agreements. I think if you are vested by time in the league, eventually you are exempt form waiver claims as a veteran and are a real true free agent. Can anyone confirm that?

    And the second question is whether Lamont Jordan is such a qualified and vested veteran, if such a situation exists.
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    So, in order to protect himself, Jordan reports to new team and then does what he just did with the Raiders, ask for his release. At this point he tells every other team that he'll do the same with each team until he makes it to the Pats ;)
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    Re: Lamont Jordan to be possibly be cut

    and he would sit out the season

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