Running back LaMont Jordan was one of eight Raiders players declared inactive Sunday, raising the possibility the veteran could be waived if the club activates activates rookie Michael Bush this week.
Jordan entered Sunday’s game as the Raiders leading rusher by three yards over Justin Fargas, who replaced him as the starter. Off to the best start of his career, Jordan gained 424 yards on 84 carries through halftime of a 35-17 Week 4 win over Miami, but left with a back injury.
Although he didn’t miss a game, Jordan has 97 yards on 45 carries since the injury. He was active in last week’s 17-6 loss to Chicago but spent the game wearing sweat pants over his game pants.
Jordan has salary cap numbers of $6.1 and $6.4 million over the next two years. He accepted a roster bonus reduction of $1.75 million to remain with the Raiders in 2007.
Also inactive was special teams standout Isaiah Ekejiuba, who injured an ankle late in Friday’s practice.
Other Raiders inactives were:
QB Josh McCown
CB John Bowie
C Jake Grove
T Mario Henderson
DT Josh Shaw
QB JaMarcus Russell (third quarterback)
CB Roynell Whitaker
RB Adrian Peterson
S Eric Frampton
TE Garrett Mills
T Chase Johnson
WR Aundrae Wilson
DE Jayme Mitchell
QB Kelly Holcomb (third quarterback)