Robert Jordan is gone!

Kick off returns were about 18 yards on average. Sounds pretty good to me. Punt returns about 10 yards. But as a WR he was ineffective with no receptions. You don't last very long when you don't have the numbers. Sorry to see him go.

Apparently his current status is "free agent". Was he not under contract with the Lions for the season? I thought a player only becomes a free agent after his contract expires. Jordan must have had a game by game contract or there must have been special terms allowing the Lions to release him if he didn't perform. Can anyone shed some light on how all of this works. I must admit, I'm really not up to speed on it. :frowning:

Also, I wonder who they're planning on using for kick off and punt returns with Jordan gone now.

I think Marsh was out there for a few. Does anybody remember why we cut Ian Smart last year? He was way better than Jordan.

Maybe Jimmy Cunningham is kicking around somewhere...

Contracts are not guaranteed in the CFL, anyone, except for veterans after some cut-off date in September I believe, can be "released" from their contract at any time. A player must also be released to go on the PR (if not claimed by another team, which then must be such player on the active roster). In effect, contracts are game-by-game.

A lot of NFL contracts are like this too.

"Contracts are not guaranteed in the CFL, anyone, except for veterans after some cut-off date in September I believe, can be "released" from their contract at any time. A player must also be released to go on the PR (if not claimed by another team, which then must be such player on the active roster). In effect, contracts are game-by-game.
A lot of NFL contracts are like this too."~ robsawatsky

Many thanks. That's interesting. You would think that a contract would be binding by both sides for a specific period of time because it's mutually beneficial. The team gets who they believe will be a productive player, agrees to keep him for a period of time and the player agrees not to skip out of town so to speak and go to another team.

PR= practise roster? I'm assuming that's what you mean. Does this mean Jordan goes onto the Lions practice roster if he's not picked up? Does he remain a free agent even while on the practise roster? Does Jordan still receive the salary he negotiated or does he forfeit that if he's released?

Yep! Bob has left the house! I say, "Bring no Jesse!!" Great re-entry point to re-prove himself. Seriously, it would be worth it to give him a shot!

ooops! TYPO! I meant "Bring ON JESSE!!"

Who? I trust you don’t mean Jesse Lumsden!