It took five months of negotiations to get Rocket Ismail into a Raider uniform.
It took only five exhibition games to get Gaston Green out of his Raider uniform.
The club activated Ismail, the receiver-return man from Notre Dame by way of the Canadian Football League, Saturday and terminated Green, the veteran running back, making him a free agent.
Ismail, who signed his first NFL contract 13 days ago, will make his debut in the Kingdome today against the Seattle Seahawks, returning kicks and perhaps running pass patterns.
Green was the all-time leading rusher in UCLA history, but only once, in five pro seasons, did he approach that level of greatness in the NFL.