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May 1, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former West Virginia wide receiver James Jett has signed a free agent contract with the Raiders.
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March 12, 1994
Let Tim Brown freeze in Denver. Who needs him anyway? The Raiders don't need another distraction. Remember Marcus? I believe this will give Rocket Ismail, James Jett, Alexander Wright and the other talented young Raider receivers a chance to show what they can do. I can also see the Rocket leading the NFL in punt and kickoff returns. RANDY L. MITCHELL San Pedro
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SPORTS
March 12, 1994
Let Tim Brown freeze in Denver. Who needs him anyway? The Raiders don't need another distraction. Remember Marcus? I believe this will give Rocket Ismail, James Jett, Alexander Wright and the other talented young Raider receivers a chance to show what they can do. I can also see the Rocket leading the NFL in punt and kickoff returns. RANDY L. MITCHELL San Pedro
SPORTS
January 12, 1994 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raider rookie wide receiver James Jett just wanted to relax after the Raiders' playoff victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. But he didn't want to stay home. So he decided to stop by a local dance club, where he ran into some old friends. "Man, you made some great catches out there today," one of Jett's friends said about his three catches for 111 yards and a touchdown. "You can really play football." The others agreed.
SPORTS
July 24, 1993 | LONNIE WHITE
While wide receiver Sam Graddy remains unsigned, rookie free agent James Jett has been a surprise for the Raiders in training camp at Oxnard. Jett, a 5-foot-10 wide receiver from West Virginia, was a 1992 Olympic gold medalist in the 4x100-meter relay. He has a 10.08-second personal-best time in the 100 meters and has displayed hands almost as good as his speed. "I'm really out there just trying to show them what I got," Jett said.
SPORTS
October 29, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is he a football player who ran track or a track star who wants to play football? That question has echoed down NFL halls for at least three decades. Since the days of Bob Hayes, football teams have been intrigued with the potential that speed can bring to the wide receiver spot. Hayes won gold medals in the 1964 Summer Olympics in the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter relay, then dashed onto the roster of the Dallas Cowboys and with them enjoyed a sometimes spectacular 10-year career.
SPORTS
November 2, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How do you throw for 424 yards and lose ? How do you complete passes good for 71, 58, 55 and 38 yards, and get only two touchdowns? How do you manage to put together the greatest aerial show in the history of the Raiders, a team known for its passing, and still come up short? These were the questions the Raiders were mulling Monday after losing to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at the Coliseum, 30-23. It doesn't require a genius to find the answer.
SPORTS
November 22, 1993 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After watching the Raiders control the ball for 41 minutes and gain 421 total yards in their 12-7 victory over San Diego Sunday, Charger linebacker Junior Seau shook his head in frustration. "Their offensive coordinator (Tom Walsh) did a great job out there today," Seau said. "I really got to hand it to him because he really mixed up their plays well with the pass and the run, and with play action."
SPORTS
January 12, 1994 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raider rookie wide receiver James Jett just wanted to relax after the Raiders' playoff victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. But he didn't want to stay home. So he decided to stop by a local dance club, where he ran into some old friends. "Man, you made some great catches out there today," one of Jett's friends said about his three catches for 111 yards and a touchdown. "You can really play football." The others agreed.
SPORTS
November 20, 1995 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
* At 1 p.m. in Los Angeles it was 75 degrees as the dense morning fog cleared to hazy afternoon sunshine. There was 0% chance of rain and 0% chance of professional football. * On this date in 1978, the Rams improved their record to 10-2 with a 31-29 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. * Hmmm, a loss, a quarterback injured, several fights in the stands . . . what exactly are the Raiders getting in Oakland that they couldn't have had here?
SPORTS
November 22, 1993 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After watching the Raiders control the ball for 41 minutes and gain 421 total yards in their 12-7 victory over San Diego Sunday, Charger linebacker Junior Seau shook his head in frustration. "Their offensive coordinator (Tom Walsh) did a great job out there today," Seau said. "I really got to hand it to him because he really mixed up their plays well with the pass and the run, and with play action."
SPORTS
November 2, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How do you throw for 424 yards and lose ? How do you complete passes good for 71, 58, 55 and 38 yards, and get only two touchdowns? How do you manage to put together the greatest aerial show in the history of the Raiders, a team known for its passing, and still come up short? These were the questions the Raiders were mulling Monday after losing to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at the Coliseum, 30-23. It doesn't require a genius to find the answer.
SPORTS
October 29, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is he a football player who ran track or a track star who wants to play football? That question has echoed down NFL halls for at least three decades. Since the days of Bob Hayes, football teams have been intrigued with the potential that speed can bring to the wide receiver spot. Hayes won gold medals in the 1964 Summer Olympics in the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter relay, then dashed onto the roster of the Dallas Cowboys and with them enjoyed a sometimes spectacular 10-year career.
SPORTS
July 24, 1993 | LONNIE WHITE
While wide receiver Sam Graddy remains unsigned, rookie free agent James Jett has been a surprise for the Raiders in training camp at Oxnard. Jett, a 5-foot-10 wide receiver from West Virginia, was a 1992 Olympic gold medalist in the 4x100-meter relay. He has a 10.08-second personal-best time in the 100 meters and has displayed hands almost as good as his speed. "I'm really out there just trying to show them what I got," Jett said.
SPORTS
May 1, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former West Virginia wide receiver James Jett has signed a free agent contract with the Raiders.
SPORTS
August 3, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, The Times
Mel Rosen, the U.S. men's track and field coach, said Mark Witherspoon had not even been lifted onto a stretcher after collapsing on the track the night before in the 100-meter semifinals before a reporter found the coach and asked him about the possibility of Carl Lewis replacing the injured sprinter in the 400-meter relay. "I'll tell you what I told him when he asked me about the relay," Rosen said Sunday. "We're running it." Later, in a statement released by U.S.
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