- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 26, 2008

From combined dispatches

The Oakland Raiders finally released running back LaMont Jordan on Friday after being unable to trade him to another team.

The Raiders have had little use for Jordan since midway through last season, when he carried the ball only 19 times in the final nine games. He fell further down the depth chart after Oakland used the fourth overall pick to draft Darren McFadden. Oakland had been looking to trade Jordan for months.

Jordan was told not to take the field during the Raiders’ mandatory minicamp last month and was then told not to report to training camp this week. Coach Lane Kiffin said owner Al Davis was trying to resolve the situation with Jordan’s agent, Alvin Keels.

With no trade to be found, Oakland granted Jordan his release instead of allowing him to report to training camp. He was scheduled to make $4.7 million this year and $5 million next season.

COWBOYS: Dallas will waive veteran receiver Terry Glenn.

Owner Jerry Jones said Friday the team planned to let him go after weeks of a dispute over whether the 34-year-old would sign an injury waiver.

Glenn missed all but the final game of the regular season last year after two surgeries on his right knee.

He didn’t want to sign a waiver that would pay him just $500,000 of his $1.74 million base salary if he re-injured the knee and couldn’t play.

BEARS: Kick return star Devin Hester reported to training camp in Bourbonnais, Ill., ending his holdout while negotiations on a new contract continued.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection has two years left on his deal. Hester, who also played wide receiver last season, skipped the Bears’ first two days of practices after watching several teammates get new contracts in the offseason.

A second-round draft pick in 2006, he had said he skipped practices to make a statement that he was serious about a new deal, and that $445,000 a year was not enough money.

GIANTS: Plaxico Burress missed the first two training camp practices with an ankle injury while his agent spoke with the Super Bowl champions about renegotiating his contract.

“There is no connection,” agent Drew Rosenhaus said when asked whether Burress was sitting out because of the contract problems.

Burress, who caught a late game-winning 13-yard touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, refused to practice during a minicamp in June until the team gave him a new contract. He was fined about $25,000.

He has three years remaining his six-year, $25 million deal.

TEXANS: Houston signed first-round draft pick Duane Brown, an offensive lineman from Virginia Tech who is expected to start this season.

The left tackle was selected 26th overall in the April draft.

The team wouldn’t release terms of the deal.

JAGUARS: Receiver Matt Jones, speaking publicly for the first time since his arrest on a felony drug charge in Arkansas, expressed remorse for putting himself and the organization in a negative light. He also apologized to team owner Wayne Weaver, coach Jack Del Rio and some teammates, and said he was committed to making the roster.

“I’m embarrassed for Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, coach Del Rio and my teammates, and even the fans of Jacksonville,” Jones said on the eve of training camp. “It’s not good, but I really can’t comment on it right now until all the things are settled in the courts and everything.”

RAMS: Running back Steven Jackson, entering the final year of his contract, was a no-show for the opening day of training camp.

Coach Scott Linehan said Thursday after the team arrived at its new training site in Mequon, Wis., that Jackson had told him he would not be on the team charter flight from St. Louis.

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