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JaMarcus Russell‘s weight keeps ticking down, down, down, but no one seems to know what the magic number is to get teams interested in giving the former NFL quarterback a second shot in the league.
While Russell is considered a long shot to return to the NFL, recent reports that he had dropped 27 pounds and that some scouts could see him playing again got people’s attention. But Russell has yet to get a workout with a team, and he told USA Today that he does not plan to hold his own pro day.
“We never had a pro day date schedule,” he said. “We came up with the idea that if teams were interested, we’d go in there and work out at their place. It would be better with them having all their coaches there at the same time. It would be better for me, too.”
TEST Academy CEO Brian Martin, who has been among those helping Russell with his workouts, said the main factor in teams showing interest will be Russell getting back to playing size.
“Everybody’s kind of waiting to see where his weight ...
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Veteran quarterback Vince Young reportedly put on good performance during a workout for the Oakland Raiders on Thursday.
The JaMarcus Russell train back to the NFL has slowed down a bit if not derailed in the past few days. Russell has canceled his pro day and instead will focus on trying to secure workouts with teams.
There were different reports floating around in regards to the Bears and Cardinals both or mutually having interest in Russell.
Both organizations wasted no time in refuting those rumors...
The Oakland Raiders acquired Matt Flynn from Seattle but continue to seek viable backups. Currently the Raiders have Terrelle Pryor as the most likely option behind Flynn.
The Raiders had recently been linked to Seneca Wallace but opted against giving him a contract.
On Wednesday the Raiders worked out Vince Young and Troy Smith.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport Young “looked...
In the last few days the Raiders signed a pair of cornerbacks – former first round pick Mike Jenkins formally of the Cowboys and last year’s nickel corner in Silver and Black Joselio Hanson. The two corners join previous free agent addition Tracy Porter, who signed with Oakland last week.
The Raiders have also added a couple of safeties in former Bengals FS Usama Young...
As he attempts his comeback to the NFL, it’s been speculated
that quarterback JaMarcus Russell could be a fit for the Chicago Bears or
Arizona Cardinals. However, both teams don’t appear to be interested in the
former first-overall pick.
The Bears are “not at all interested” in Russell, “not even
remotely,” according to ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright, while Mike...
According to the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford will not be charged by the district attorney’s office after being pulled over last month for suspicion of DUI.
Ford, 25, was arrested March 14 at 5th and Union streets in Oakland after California Highway Patrol officers pulled him over for having tinted windows so dark officers could not see inside the...
We shared on Wednesday that running back Rashad Jennings and safety Reggie Smith announced the world via social media that they had agreed to contracts with the Raiders. Whatever amount of doubt arose only because the Raiders hadn’t said anything yet.
Well, it’s all official now. The Raiders announced the signings on Thursday.
Jennings, second string behind Maurice Jones-Drew...
Former Seahawks and Browns backup quarterback Seneca Wallace has agreed to join the Oakland Raiders. SOURCE: Jason LaCanfora, CBS SportsFantasy Spin:Wallace had been in contention for the backup job in Seattle but he eventually lost out to Brady Quinn. Now Wallace will serve as an insurance policy to Matt Flynn, who the Raiders acquired via trade earlier this offseason. He didn&...
On Wednesday the Ravens announced the signing of linebacker Rolando McClain. McClain was cut lose by the Raiders recently after on and off the field issues.
The deal between the Ravens and McClain is worth $700,000 and includes incentives for playing-time.
McClain was drafted by the Raiders with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft. He has struggled in passing situations and...
In the rich football history of the great state of Alabama, there have been a total six (6) quarterbacks who appeared in at least one NFL game that have hailed from Mobile. Alabama’s ‘Port City’ and surrounding areas has long been considered to be a hotbed for football talent, within a state that is saturated with pigskin-playing hopefuls and die-hard, rabid fans.Metropolitan...
Former Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings announced via his twitter account that he’s signing with the Oakland Raiders.
Jennings actually worked out for the Raiders earlier in the day, so it’s not all that surprising that a deal came together.
Oakland also met with the Bernard Scott on Wednesday, but they apparently felt better about the idea of signing Jennings. The Raiders have actually...