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Miles
03-02-2005, 08:36 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2003565

Already basking in the glow of their trade for Randy Moss, the Oakland Raiders later on Wednesday delivered on their promise to bolster their backfield.

LaMont Jordan, the top free-agent available at running back, agreed in principle Wednesday in a five-year deal worth $27.5 million.

Contract terms will be finalized Thursday.

"We have a deal in principle that he should sign tomorrow morning -- 99.9 percent sure he will be a Raider," Jordan's agent, Alvin Keels, told The Associated Press in an e-mail Wednesday night.

The deal is considered a blockbuster. Jordan will receive about $15.7 million in guarantees over the first three years of the contract, including a $7 million signing bonus. He had an offer of more than $3 million a year to stay with the Jets.

Jordan, 24, backed up Curtis Martin for four seasons in New York but has yearned to be a full-time player. Jordan rushed for 479 yards on 93 carries last season and owns a career average of 4.9 yards per carry. At 5-foot-10 and 230 pounds, he is the big, physical back the Raiders had sought.

The addition of Jordan coincided with the Raiders' release of veteran running back Tyrone Wheatley. Defensive tackle John Parrella also was released.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ES

jspchief
03-02-2005, 08:39 PM
How the hell can the Raiders afford this, while we are hamstrung by cap issues?

Miles
03-02-2005, 08:40 PM
Damn thats a lotta cash they have invested in their offense.

Deberg_1990
03-02-2005, 08:40 PM
hahah....I cant wait to see the Raiders crash and burn this year. Two names: Norv Turner and Jimmie Raye. WTF have these 2 guys ever won???? Jack and SH!T

Stinger
03-02-2005, 08:41 PM
How the hell can the Raiders afford this, while we are hamstrung by cap issues?

I was about to type the same thing... How in the world can they do that do they have a line of Credit with the league?
:harumph: :shake:

Miles
03-02-2005, 08:41 PM
How the hell can the Raiders afford this, while we are hamstrung by cap issues?

No shit. I was under the impression that moss's cap number pretty much left them tapped out. Did they get him to renegotiate or something?

Miles
03-02-2005, 08:43 PM
hahah....I cant wait to see the Raiders crash and burn this year. Two names: Norv Turner and Jimmie Raye. WTF have these 2 guys ever won???? Jack and SH!T

Yeah it has all the makings for a beautiful disaster. Still that offense is going to put up some stats and i would feel a hell of a lot more comfortable if we solidify our D.

Nightfyre
03-02-2005, 08:49 PM
Randy moss, Jordan, Woodson, Porter, Sapp... I could swear these people alone put them over the cap limit...

HipHopper4Life
03-02-2005, 08:53 PM
No shit. I was under the impression that moss's cap number pretty much left them tapped out. Did they get him to renegotiate or something?


According to John Clayton, Moss is going to convert his salary to a signing bonus tommorrow freeing up over 5 million more dollars in their cap. Moss and Jordan will only count 5 million total towards their cap next year.

They obviously have a better cap guy than we do. We sell out every game yet all we're doing so far is buying guys free dinners.

memyselfI
03-02-2005, 08:55 PM
According to John Clayton, Moss is going to convert his salary to a signing bonus tommorrow freeing up over 5 million more dollars in their cap. Moss and Jordan will only count 5 million total towards their cap next year.

They obviously have a better cap guy than we do. We sell out every game yet all we're doing so far is buying guys free dinners.

Well supposedly their cap wizard is in Tampa now... :hmmm:

htismaqe
03-02-2005, 08:56 PM
The Raiders adding Moss and Jordan is like us signing another RB. They're defense is ATROCIOUS.

C-Mac
03-02-2005, 08:58 PM
hahah....I cant wait to see the Raiders crash and burn this year. Two names: Norv Turner and Jimmie Raye. WTF have these 2 guys ever won???? Jack and SH!T

As I was about to say, Norv Turner had great players at Washington too. He just doesnt seem to have the knack to control his players and I expect with all the new expectations, an implosion to occur at some point and time during the next season.

MGRS13
03-02-2005, 08:58 PM
hahah....I cant wait to see the Raiders crash and burn this year. Two names: Norv Turner and Jimmie Raye. WTF have these 2 guys ever won???? Jack and SH!T
Unless we do something quick to fix this D they're gonna win two games against the chiefs next year!

jspchief
03-02-2005, 08:59 PM
The Raiders adding Moss and Jordan is like us signing another RB. They're defense is ATROCIOUS.

Assuming those guys play up to potential, they'll be scary just like us too. I don't relish the thought of facing any high powered offense twice a year, regardless of their D.

4th and Long
03-02-2005, 09:06 PM
How in the world can they do that do they have a line of Credit with the league?
:harumph: :shake:
This is all part of an evil scheme that Al "I'll Sue Your Ass Off" Davis has masterminded.

First he'll claim that the salary cap was written in black ink. Then he claim the cap was faxed to him from a silver copy machine and sue the league because as everyone knows, the Raiders own those colors and therefore that will make the salary cap null, void and illegal. Thus, they can spend all the money they want.

htismaqe
03-02-2005, 09:06 PM
Unless we do something quick to fix this D they're gonna win two games against the chiefs next year!

Jesus Christ.

Go to the Raiders board...

MGRS13
03-02-2005, 09:09 PM
Jesus Christ.

Go to the Raiders board...
Yea and Jesus take htismage with you.

C-Mac
03-02-2005, 09:09 PM
Well at least we can find some comfort in that they still have Collins at the helm.
:)

Chiefnj
03-02-2005, 09:09 PM
The Raiders desperately needed a running game and now they should have one. It's not good for KC.

DaKCMan AP
03-02-2005, 09:12 PM
Jimmy Raye just signed his Donnell Bennett.

SNR
03-02-2005, 09:34 PM
Maybe I've just been watching the wrong games this whole time, but Lamont Jordan sucks. The games I've seen him in, he's just a shy better than Mike Cloud.

SoCalRaider
03-02-2005, 10:38 PM
How the hell can the Raiders afford this, while we are hamstrung by cap issues?
Chiefs fans still don't get it ROFL

SoCalRaider
03-02-2005, 10:42 PM
Well supposedly their cap wizard is in Tampa now... :hmmm:Too bad he forgot to take his assistants with him... ;)

Count Zarth
03-02-2005, 10:43 PM
Maybe I've just been watching the wrong games this whole time, but Lamont Jordan sucks. The games I've seen him in, he's just a shy better than Mike Cloud.

4.9 yards per carry

SoCalRaider
03-02-2005, 10:44 PM
The Raiders adding Moss and Jordan is like us signing another RB. They're defense is ATROCIOUS.
Pot meet kettle...

Raiders O > Chiefs O
Raiders D = Chiefs D
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Raiders > Chiefs

Count Zarth
03-02-2005, 10:51 PM
Pot meet kettle...

Raiders O > Chiefs O
Raiders D = Chiefs D
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Raiders > Chiefs

You have some nice receivers but the Chiefs offense kicks your ass in the other talent areas.

Our D was better than yours last year, too. Oh and you have a moron for a head coach.

Chiefs > Raiders

SNR
03-02-2005, 10:52 PM
Pot meet kettle...

Raiders O > Chiefs O
Raiders D = Chiefs D
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Raiders > ChiefsWe'll see about that first statement, bucko.

tk13
03-02-2005, 10:53 PM
Pot meet kettle...

Raiders O > Chiefs O
Raiders D = Chiefs D
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Raiders > Chiefs
Dude! I've got a new computer monitor! Don't make me ruin it already by spewing water all over it with that hilarity.... I like Lamont Jordan and I think it's a good pickup and all but he'd be 3rd string RB for the Chiefs.

DaWolf
03-03-2005, 12:54 AM
How the hell can the Raiders afford this, while we are hamstrung by cap issues?
It's really not that hard. You just renegotiate with guys every year. For instance, they took Gannon's gaudy base salary for this year and renegotiated it to the veteran's minimum, saving millions. They did the same thing in years past with Tim Brown and Jerry Rice...

Mr. Laz
03-03-2005, 01:11 PM
Pot meet kettle...

Raiders O > Chiefs O
Raiders D = Chiefs D
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Raiders > Chiefs

how do you figure that?


chiefs Oline > Faiders Oline
Chiefs QB > Faiders QB
Chiefs RB > Faiders RB
Chiefs TE > Faiders TE
Chiefs FB > Faiders FB
Faiders WR's > Chiefs WR's



you think that your wide receivers are going to offset everything?

Mr. Laz
03-03-2005, 01:13 PM
The Raiders adding Moss and Jordan is like us signing another RB. They're defense is ATROCIOUS.
and you are (intentional IMO) missing the point

faiders are spending big when they supposedly had huge cap problems last year.


while we seem to always be tight against the cap even though we don't seem to be able to be as aggressive in FA.

keg in kc
03-03-2005, 01:16 PM
how do you figure that?


chiefs Oline > Faiders Oline
Chiefs QB > Faiders QB
Chiefs RB > Faiders RB
Chiefs TE > Faiders TE
Chiefs FB > Faiders FB
Faiders WR's > Chiefs WR's



you think that your wide receivers are going to offset everything?Carlapologist. Pollyanna. Any TRUE FAN™ knows that the Raiders own us because Al is a god who does what it takes to win. Moss makes their whole team better, from the O-line to the D-line to the waterboy to the towelgirl. We have no chance now.