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Pats Find a Back; Pickup Former Raiders RB LaMont Jordan


It didn’t take long for Raiders castoff LaMont Jordan to find a home, as the AFC Champion Patriots today scooped him up, one day after the Raiders released him.  The 29-year-old goes to the Pats, a team that always likes to sign running backs that can have an impact on the roster, and with plenty of gas in the tank, Jordan can do that in 2008 and beyond.  Last season after starting out hot for the Raiders, Jordan fell out of favor, and had just 19 carries in the last nine games of the season.

He went to Oakland from the Jets in 2005, and was supposed to be their feature back, but never really developed into that, despite having some solid games over the past three years.  He became an afterthought with the emergence of Justin Fargas, the drafting last season of Michael Bush and this year of Darren McFadden.  There was talk he was going to move to Detroit, but the Lions for whatever reason in the end didn’t want him.

Jordan has rushed for 3,285 yards and 24 touchdowns in seven seasons with Oakland and the Jets.  His best season was 2005 with Oakland, when he rushed for 1,025 yards and nine touchdowns and had 563 yards receiving with two touchdowns.

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