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Sun, 19 Jan 2003 14:59:29 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have declared CB Darrien Gordon, S Keyon Nash, T Brad Badger, T Chad Slaughter, WR James Jett, TE Roland Williams and DE Kenyon Coleman inactive for Sunday's conference championship game. QB Rick Mirer is the team's third quarterback.
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 12:29:34 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have declared CB Tory James, CB Darrien Gordon, T Brad Badger, T Chad Slaughter, WR James Jett, DE Kenyon Coleman and DT Junior Ioane inactive for week sixteen. QB Rick Mirer is the teamís third QB.
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:15:55 -0800
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers WR Robert Ferguson (ankle) was back on the practice field Friday, just a day after rolling his ankle in practice. Ferguson is also expected to be the team's punt returner this weekend following Darrien Gordon's release earlier in the week.
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 12:38:11 -0800
CB/PR Darrien Gordon's agent, Jordan Woy, has confirmed to KFFL that Gordon has been signed by the Oakland Raiders. Gordon was released earlier this week by Green Bay.
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 05:31:22 -0800
Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have placed CB/KR Darrien Gordon on waivers.
Sat, 07 Sep 2002 06:29:59 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers CB/PR Darrien Gordon (hamstring) practiced Friday and he should be able to play Sunday.
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 00:51:10 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers CB/PR Darrien Gordon (hamstring) missed practice Sunday and he is doubtful to play Monday night.
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 22:22:43 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers KR/PR Darrien Gordon (hamstring) has not practiced all week and isn't scheduled to play in next Monday's pre-season game.
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 08:36:59 -0700
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers KR Darrien Gordon did a lot this weekend to put his claim on the teamís primary kick and punt returner job. He averaged 13.7 yards per punt return in the game, with his long at 23 yards.
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 19:00:33 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports although CB Darrien Gordon is expected to win the job as primary punt returner for the Green Bay Packers, WR Robert Ferguson is making a push for the job, too. Coach Mike Sherman declined to say it was Gordon's job to lose.
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 22:14:08 -0700
Updating previous stories, the Journal Sentinel reports the one-year contract signed by CB/KR/PR Darrien Gordon with the Green Bay Packers was valued at $675,000. It included the veteran's minimum base salary of $650,000, a $10,000 signing bonus and $15,000 in incentives.
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 17:44:21 -0700
Updating an earlier story, ESPN reports the one-year contract signed with the Green Bay Packers by CB/KR/PR Darrien Gordon will likely pay him $650,000. As noted earlier the deal will also include a modest signing bonus and incentives.
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 14:30:19 -0700
Updating previous reports, CB/PR/KR Darrien Gordon's agent, Jordan Woy, has confirmed Gordon's deal with the Packers is a one-year contract. Gordon also received an undisclosed signing bonus and incentive clauses in the contract.
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 14:14:48 -0700
Packers.com reports the team has signed free agent CB/KR/PR Darrien Gordon (Falcons) to an undisclosed contract. He becomes a leading candidate to replace the departed Allen Rossum, the Packers punt returner the past two seasons.
Thu, 30 May 2002 22:13:07 -0700
The Boston Herald reports the New England Patriots have spoken to free agent CB/PR Darrien Gordon (Falcons). No deal has been struck at this time.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 14:49:19 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said OL Todd McClure (foot) is definitely out of this weekend's game. TE Reggie Kelly (shoulder), DT Shane Dronett (knee) and OT Ephraim Salaam (knee/ankle) are all doubtful. The team will likely list DL Brady Smith (back spasms) as doubtful too if he's not able to do well in practice Wednesday. CB/KR Darrien Gordon (ankle) is also questionable.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 09:58:09 -0800
The Dallas News reports Dallas Cowboys WR/PR Reggie Swinton is in contention to be the NFL's leading punt returner. With one game to play, his 14-yard average is just behind that of Atlanta's Darrien Gordon (14.1).
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 12:11:44 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said OL Todd McClure (foot) is the most serious injury the team suffered on Sunday. He's out this week and may need surgery. He'll undergo an MRI on it. OL Ephraim Salaam (knee/ankle) will likely undergo some tests, too. DT Shane Dronett (hyperextended knee) is questionable and will have some tests done, too. The team thinks DL Travis Hall (hip flexor) and CB/KR Darrien Gordon (ankle) will be okay this week. The team will wait until Wednesday before seeing how TE Reggie Kelly (shoulder) is doing.
Sun, 30 Dec 2001 19:12:49 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports WR Tony Martin (eye) was able to return during the third quarter of today's game. PR/CB Darrien Gordon (ankle) left today's game in the third quarter and did not return. TE Reggie Kelly (shoulder) also left in the third quarter and did not return.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 12:04:27 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports CB/PR Darrien Gordon has changed his jersey number to 21 and WR Quentin McCord has changed his jersey number to 87.
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 05:34:07 -0700
NY Newsday reports the New York Jets, having bypassed signing PR Darrien Gordon, will use Aaron Glenn as the deep man on punt returns and Laveranues Coles the second returner. The Jets never made an offer to Gordon, who got a one-year deal for $477,000. They are seeking less expensive alternatives.
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 08:50:19 -0700
As expected, AtlantaFalcons.com reports the team has signed free agent CB/PR Darrien Gordon. No terms of the contract were released.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 23:10:00 -0700
The Associated Press' Ken Berger reports having moved on from CB/PR Darrien Gordon, the New York Jets auditioned two more punt returners today. Former Jet Leon Johnson and free agent Winslow Oliver were in for looks. Johnson is not considered a serious candidate. The Jets have not ruled out a trade and as previously reported, Glyn Milburn of the Bears remains a possibility.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 17:48:59 -0700
Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com, barring last-minute hang-ups in negotiations, the Atlanta Falcons are expected to sign free agent CB/PR Darrien Gordon on Wednesday. They hope he can breathe life into a punt return game that has struggled during two pre-season games, and clearly misses the departed Tim Dwight. The two sides on Tuesday reached agreement in principle on most elements of a deal, but still must fine-tune some components of what is expected to be a one-year contract.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 08:48:52 -0700
The NY Daily News reports the New York Jets are now apparently waivering with their interest in free agent CB/PR Darrien Gordon. The Jets spoke yesterday with Gordon's agent, but as of last night, they seemed to be backing off, willing to let him go to the Falcons. The team may be willing to wait another week to make a move.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 07:54:35 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons were scheduled to visit with free agent PK Darrien Gordon last night. The Falcons have had issues with their punt return game in the pre-season.
Sun, 12 Aug 2001 18:18:43 -0700
The Associated Press reports after reviewing the game films from last night's loss, New York Jets coach Herman Edwards has apparently decided the team needs to pursue a new punt return man. On Sunday he strongly hinted that the Jets might sign veteran returner Darrien Gordon. "We're all leaning toward bringing someone in," Edwards said. "The best guy is Gordon, and we had a good visit with him (last week). We've got to get a guy back there that's really confident catching the ball."
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 20:47:08 -0700
Randy Lange reports for the Bergen Record the New York Jets, as expected, worked out CB/PR Darrien Gordon earlier today. Free agent David Palmer stopped by the Jets complex also, but he was only visiting. Palmer was still shaken after attending the Monday funeral for Korey Stringer, but he may work out at a future date. GM Terry Bradway said not to expect anyone to be signed for a while.
Sun, 05 Aug 2001 20:48:53 -0700
Rich Cimini reports for the NY Daily News now that the New York Jets have confirmed WR/PR Santana Moss will be out 8-12 weeks, probably closer to 12, they are still looking for a replacement as a punt returner. CB Aaron Glenn becomes the Jets top returner - for now. WRs Wayne Chrebet and Laveranues Coles also have been fielding punts in practice. The Jets will intensify their search for a punt returner. More than likely they won't add a player until after the pre-season opener Saturday. They remain interested in former Raiders CB Darrien Gordon and they will audition several more free agents. One name to keep in mind if he is released later - Glyn Milburn.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 07:06:08 -0700
NY Newsday reports the injury to New York Jets WR/PR Santana Moss leaves the team seeking help at punt returner. Jets coach Herman Edwards said WR Wayne Chrebet and CB Aaron Glenn might be given action at the position. Another possibility is signing free agent Darrien Gordon, a veteran defensive back and accomplished return man who spent the last two seasons with the Raiders.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 12:48:26 -0700
As an update to a previous story, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins held their scheduled workouts with free agent RB Ki-Jana Carter, DEs Michael Bankston and Dorian Boose and CB/PR Darrien Gordon earlier today. At this point it appears Carter and Bankston are the two players most likely to be offered contracts.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 06:16:01 -0700
The Washington Times reports the four players scheduled to work out for the Washington Redskins yesterday, RB Ki-Jana Carter, DEs Michael Bankston and Dorian Boose and CB/PR Darrien Gordon, has their workouts rescheduled until today.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 18:53:03 -0700
According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins CBs Darrell Green and Champ Bailey may be the leading candidates to return punts for the team, Coach Marty Schottenheimer said yesterday. Bailey may be too valuable on defense to risk using him in other capacities. The team may also sign free agent CB/PR Darrien Gordon, who as reported previously, works out for the team tomorrow. The coach also listed rookie RB Stanley Stephens and wide WRs Kevin Lockett and Winston October as candidates for punt returner. Michael Bates is expected to return kicks for the team.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 13:27:44 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins will have a busy day Sunday working our potential free agents they may consider signing. RB Ki-Jana Carter, DL Michael Bankston, CB Darrien Gordon and DE Dorian Boose are all scheduled for workouts Sunday.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 21:35:15 -0800
According to their official site, the Oakland Raiders have waived CB/PR Darrien Gordon.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 21:35:15 -0800
According to their official site, the Oakland Raiders have wavied CB/PR Darrien Gordon.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 21:40:08 -0800
Len Pasquarelli of SportsLine.com the Oakland Raiders have signed RB/WR/KR Eric Metcalf to a one-year, $484,000 contract. It gives Metcalf the opportunity to resume his career after a one-year hiatus and gives Oakland leverage in anticipated contract talks with several players. The Raiders have not yet announced his signing. Metcalf gives the Raiders insurance in the return game. The team's primary kickoff returner from 2000, David Dunn, is eligible for unrestricted free agency next month and Oakland definitely wants him back. PR/CB Darrien Gordon must restructure his deal to stay with the Raiders.
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 10:06:47 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders RB Napoleon Kaufman (right knee), DE Regan Upshaw (ankle) and CB/PR Darrien Gordon (toe) all missed practice on Wednesday. Kaufman looks doubtful for Sunday, while Upshaw and Gordon are both expected to play. WR David Dunn (left ankle) and FB Jon Ritchie (left ankle) returned to practice and both are expected to play Sunday. Zack Crockett will start at fullback, coach Jon Gruden said.
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:43:51 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders WR Andre Rison (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday. CB/PR Darrien Gordon (turf toe) practiced on Wednesday for the first time since missing the past two games. WR/KR David Dunn (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 08:59:42 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders FB Jon Ritchie (ankle) and RB Napoleon Kaufman (knee) both missed practice on Wednesday and were downgraded to doubtful. DT Grady Jackson (right shoulder), CB Darrien Gordon (turf toe) and RB Randy Jordan (turf toe) also missed practice. S Eric Johnson (shoulder) practiced but head coach Jon Gruden stated Johnson is still very sore. Gruden said RB Terry Kirby is likely to be active for the first time.
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 13:33:22 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports RB Randy Jordan (turf toe), CB Darrien Gordon (turf toe), DT Grady Jackson (bruised shoulder) and S Eric Johnson (bruised shoulder) did not practice Tuesday. CB Eric Allen (general soreness) practiced in a limited capacity. All are expected to be healthy enough to play Saturday. Results from MRI tests taken on Jackson and Johnson were negative.
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 14:36:23 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports the Oakland Raiders may stick with WR David Dunn on punt returns following a strong-showing on Sunday. He was filling in for CB Darrien Gordon (foot), who usually returns punts. The team may stick with Dunn now instead of throwing Gordon back into the mix when he's healthy.
Fri, 08 Dec 2000 16:25:48 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders DB/PR Darrien Gordon (turf toe) continued to practice on a limited basis during Thursday's workouts. He's expected to play this weekend.
Thu, 07 Dec 2000 17:51:43 -0800
San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders expect to hear from the league office on Thursday regarding any fine for DE Regan Upshaw, who spat in the face of Steelers' P Josh Miller during Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. All the Raiders practiced yesterday, although defensive back/punt returner Darrien Gordon, who is bothered by turf toe, did not have a full session.
Tue, 05 Dec 2000 16:46:26 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders RB Randy Jordan (turf toe) aggravated his turf-toe injury and CB Darrien Gordon (foot) aggravated his injured foot Sunday. Both are expected to play against the Jets.
Sat, 02 Dec 2000 13:39:44 -0800
The San Jose Mercury News reports Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stated DB Darrien Gordon (turf toe) should be available to return punts this weekend but if he can't, the team would go with David Dunn.
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 13:00:29 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders RB Tyrone Wheatley (ankles/knee/finger) practiced "very well" on Thursday according to head coach Jon Gruden. OT Lincoln Kennedy (knee), CB Eric Allen (ribs) and DB/PR Darrien Gordon (toe) all practiced on Thursday. Kennedy and Allen are expected to play while Gordon remains questionable.
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 16:00:00 -0700
The Oakland Tribune reports the CB Darrien Gordon has a 3-year, $10 million deal including a $500,000 signing bonus with the Oakland Raiders. He will make only $500,000 base salary in 1999. He also has the ability to earn more than $1 million in incentives. According to his agent, Jordan Woy, Gordon is able to become a free agent after the first-year of the deal.
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 18:05:00 -0700
As a follow-up to an earlier story, Raiders.com reports that the Raiders have signed CB Darrien Gordon. "It feels great," said Gordon, who has played under Raiders Defensive Coordinator Willie Shaw at both Stanford and with San Diego. "I hoped at some point in my career I would be playing for the Raiders and I'm glad that it's now." The contract is for three-years, $9 million, with a buyout option after one year, in which case the contract would be for $1.2 million.
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 07:55:00 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports that the Raiders may be close to signing Free Agent CB Darrien Gordon. He met with the team on Monday and a deal could be reached as early as today. Speculation remains that the Raiders may still be looking to release Desmond Howard and the signing of Gordon, who can also return punts, may make that move possible.