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One of, if not the biggest NFL draft busts in recent memory, is planning on making a comeback to the NFL.Yes, 2007 first overall pick JaMarcus Russell, who currently weighs over 300 pounds, is looking for an NFL roster spot.The 27-year-old has dropped 12 pounds, going from 320 to 308 and is determined to prove his critics wrong.He has not taken a snap in the big show since 2009, but is looking to shake his bust label and, of course, reel in another pay check.Russell will have a team of athletes to train with during his return. Retired running back and NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk and former quarterback Jeff Garcia are among the people assisting his return.Several teams are hurting at the quarterback position going into the offseason. With no big-name players up for grabs, he definitely picked the right year to return.Here are three teams that could take a chance on JaMarcus Russell.New York JetsMark Sanchez: 246-453 (54.3 percent) for 2,883 yards, 13 touchdowns, 18 interceptio...
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Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times believes the Oakland Raiders will target a number one receiver in free agency this offseason. This means the Raiders could target any of the following receivers; Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, or Greg Jennings. The Raiders have a lot of young talented receivers, but they’re missing a go to target for quarterback Carson Palmer. Need NFL Tickets...
According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, there’s a chance the Oakland Raiders will go after Dolphins left tackle Jake Long once he becomes a free agent this offseason. The Dolphins aren’t sold on Long as he continues to decline rather than get better over the past few seasons. If the Raiders do sign Long, Corkran believes they would move him to right tackle. Need...
The Raiders have always been a team that you either love or you hate, and sometimes the animosity toward the Oakland Raiders leads toward Hall of Fame players not being inducted into the Hall of Fame. The last list I compiled was very controversial and because of that fact. I decided to reexamine the list again, and to see if there are any discrepancies. I revised the list and these...
Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times believes that neither Raiders QB Matt Leinart or WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will be back with the team next season.
Leinart is a free agent and is unlikely to be re-signed given that the Raiders appear to be willing to see what they have in Terrelle Pryor next season.
Having arrived to Oakland after a brief stint with the Texans, Leinarts spent...
Resembling Precious at a svelte 308 pounds, former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell is training to make an NFL comeback. Russell, who Oakland took out of Louisiana State University (LSU) with the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, threw 18 touchdowns, in comparison to 23 interceptions, for 4,083 yards over the course of 31 painful games. The portly resident of...
JaMarcus Russell. He was a former first-round selection and top overall pick from the 2007 draft class.The Raiders spent $61 million, 32 of that guaranteed, just to get him to end his holdout.In repayment, Russell gave the Raiders a lemon, or was it a king-sized bust as he went 7-18 as a starter, before the Raiders and Al Davis released him back in 2010.Now, after nearly three years...
The Oakland Raiders have rounded out their coaching staff by hiring former NFL defensive coordinator Bob Sanders as linebackers coach.
Coach Dennis Allen announced the move on Friday to fill the final vacancy on his staff. He had earlier hired Greg Olson as offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano as offensive line coach and Bobby April as special teams coordinator.
Sanders spent the...
Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times believes that wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will be released by the Raiders this offseason if he doesn’t agree to restructure his contract.
Heyward-Bey is scheduled to make $7.7 million in 2013, which is the final year of his current deal.
While Heyward-Bey has shown some improvement, he’s not worth that much money and the Raiders will...
Typically, the NFL Pro Bowl is a relaxed game with no blitzing, little effort and a whole lot of scoring. For players, it’s a free trip to Hawaii with a participation bonus added in at the end. But one player out on the field on Sunday will be trying his hardest.
Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece wants to win the Pro Bowl MVP because he wants the free car that comes along with...
As we look back on the 2012 season that was it’s interesting to look back at the 2012 Raiders team that was, celebrate their strengths (few that there were) and discuss the weaknesses. There are many ways to do this – film review, interviews with those involved and, finally, statistical breakdown which will be our focus for today.
As with an actual football team, it all...
With the A’s eyeing an eventual move to San Jose and the Warriors likely leaving for the San Francisco waterfront, the Coliseum Authority is pledging $1 million to study stadium proposals that would keep the remaining hometown team, the Raiders, in Oakland.
From the Oakland Tribune:
Dubbed “Coliseum City,” the proposal calls for a construction of an entertainment and sports...
The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that their coaching staff is complete with the hire of linebackers coach Bob Sanders. Sanders held the same position with the Buffalo Bills in 2012. He joined them in 2009 as defensive line coach and move to outside linebackers coach in 2010-11. Sanders, a 33-year coaching vet, was the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator from 2006-08....
Former LSU standout and 2007 NFL No. 1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell wants to make a comeback to the NFL and I think that this can happen. However, he has a long road ahead of him because of his weight gain through the years which is reported by CBS sports as he’s topping a whopping 308 lbs. I hope people aren’t surprised by this news because as we remember when Russell was on...