Jordan pops pads for Patriots

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
LaMont Jordan Sunday morning gave training camp observers their first demonstration at his first full-scale New England Patriots practice.

Boston Globe reporter Mike Reiss noted the 5-foot-10, 230-pound power runner already looked like a fit during red-zone drills.

Jordan, cut because the Oakland Raiders have Darren McFadden and Justin Fargas, provides a comfortable insurance policy behind starter Laurence Maroney. The Patriots also have Sammy Morris and third-down back Kevin Faulk.

"He's a big kid," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said after watching Jordan at Sunday morning's practice. "He can run inside, run outside and he can catch the ball. He is a good pass receiver in terms of route running. He's instinctive, and he's returned kicks.

"We will see how all that manifests itself here going forward."