A day after release from Raiders, Jordan finds new home with Pats

The New England Patriots have signed former Oakland Raiders veteran running back LaMont Jordan.

NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports Jordan signed a one-year deal.

LaMont Jordan, RB
Free agent

Height: 5-10

Weight: 230

College: Maryland

Experience: 7

After being released by the Raiders on Friday, Jordan didn't take long to find work. While he landed with the Patriots, he also considered signing with the New Orleans Saints.

Oakland 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 the Raiders used the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft on Darren McFadden. The Raiders had been looking to trade Jordan for months.

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.

Jordan, 29, has played 97 games in seven seasons with the Raiders and Jets, rushing for 3,285 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was a capable backup to Curtis Martin in New York but did not develop into the elite back the Raiders hoped for after signing with the team before the 2005 season.

Jordan rushed for 1,025 yards, caught 70 passes and scored 11 touchdowns his first season in Oakland, but has had much less impact since with only 983 yards rushing the last two seasons.

He got off to a fast start last year, rushing for 424 yards in his first four games for the second highest total in the league. But he injured his back in the first half of the fourth game and did little the remainder of the season.

Information from the Assocciated Press was included in this report

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