L.A. activates Ismail for today


It took five months of negotiations to get Rocket Ismail into a Los Angeles Raiders uniform.

But it took just five exhibition games to get Gaston Green out of his Raiders uniform.

The club activated Ismail, the receiver-return man from Notre Dame by way of the Canadian Football League, yesterday 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.

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