Jordan and agent to meet with Jets

Tailback Lamont Jordan talked at length today about his contract status and his future.

Jordan has one-year left on his contract, and would like an extension and/or more playing time this year.

"I would like some sort of commitment whether it is a contract extension or by giving me the ball," said Jordan.

While he wants a chance to play more, it's tough for the Jets to make him any promises because starting tailback Curtis Martin is in his prime.

"The bottom line is that I want to play," said Jordan. "I've been very understanding of my situation here as far as accepting my backup role. I think I've learned from Curtis and my feeling is that I think I'm ready to play."

But Jordan realizes that with a year left on his deal, he will likely have to continue in a limited role this year, and then attempt to get a starting job in the free agent market next year.

"I still have one year left with the Jets," said Jordan. "It's a business and I'm going to come in here and do what I have to do."

Does Jordan want to stay with the Jets long-term?

"I would like to, but the key word here is I want to play," said Jordan. "I like Herm, but the bottom line is I want to play. I learned a lot from Curt, but at some point you have to allow your kids to go outside in the backyard and play, and I'm ready to go to the playground."

Jordan and his agent Alvin Keels will meet this week with Jets GM Terry Bradway, coach Herman Edwards and try to come to some sort of agreement. But the situation isn't likely to change in the near future.

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