Jordan agrees in principle

The Oakland Raiders day of maneuvers apparently did not end with introducing wide receiver Randy Moss as the team's newest member.

According to an ESPN.com report, New York Jets running back Lamont Jordan has agreed in principle to a five-year, $27.5 million dollar contract that is expected to be finalized Thursday.

The Raiders trade for Moss, which sent linebacker Napoleon Harris and a first-round draft pick (the seventh overall), became official on Wednesday. Oakland also released running back Tyrone Wheatley and defensive tackle John Parrella in a salary cap move. The team introduced Moss at a news conference Wednesday.

Oakland will look to Jordan, who had been rumored throughout the offseason to becoming a Raider, to revive a running game that was dormant last season. The Raiders produced the fewest rushing yards per game in the NFL last season. With the ground game coupled with the vertical passing game being second-year head coach Norv Turner's specialty of emphasis, the Raiders had been strongly rumored to be interested in Jordan's services.

Jordan spent the first four seasons of his NFL career as a backup to future Hall-of-Famer Curtis Martin. Jordan, however, has desired to be a full-time player and will get his chance with the Raiders. Jordan carried 93 times for 479 yards last season.


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