OAKLAND, CA - The have continued to revamp their offense. The Raiders signed running back LaMont Jordan, who had spent the last 4 seasons with the New York Jets. Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN is reporting it is a 5 year deal worth $27.5 million. "We're thrilled to have LaMont Jordan as a member of the Oakland Raider organization," Raiders coach Norv Turner said. "(Offensive coordinator) Jimmy Raye coached LaMont in New York, so we know a lot about him. We know the type of work ethic, the type of 4 Brett Favre Purple jersey
ability he brings. We're excited to have him and we believe he's going to be a premier runner of our organization." After officially acquiring superstar wide receiver Randy Moss from the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, Oakland addressed its backfield problems with the acquisition of Jordan. Last season, Amos Zereoue was Oakland's leading rusher with 425 yards on 112 carries. Since Marcus Allen posted three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons from 1983-85, the Raiders have had just three running backs reach the plateau, most recently Tyrone Wheatley in 2000. Jordan, who reportedly will receive a guaranteed $15.7 million (including a $7 million signing bonus) over the first three years on the contract, has served as Curtis Martin's backup with the Jets the last four seasons. The 2001 2nd round pick out of Maryland rushed 93 times for 479 yards last season, an average of 5.2 yards per carry. "I'm excited about the opportunity," Jordan said. "I've played out here in Oakland a couple of times and it's actually my favorite stadium to play in, so I'm really looking forward to getting this ball rolling and hopefully being a big piece to us accomplishing our goals." In 62 career games, the 26 year-old Jordan has rushed for 1,277 yards on 262 carries and 10 touchdowns. He also has caught 50 passes for 417 yards and 1 TD.
内容: The signed fullback Rob Konrad and defensive lineman Kenny Smith.The 6'3", 255 lbs. Konrad start 1 of 10 games played in 2004 while battling back and thigh injuries for the Miami Dolphins. The former Syracuse University player was drafted by the Dolphins in 1999. He has 57 of Steelers 43 Polamalu jersey 82 contests over 6 years. For his career, Konrad has 38 carries for 114 yards (3.0 ypc) and 1 TD. He has also caught 111 passes for 854 yards and 6 TDs.The 6'4", 303 lbs. Smith missed 2004 with a torn rotator cuff for the New Orleans Saints. The University of Alabama product played in 30 games in 4 years as a pro with the Saints. He has totalled 69 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 deflected passes, and 2 recovered fumbles.