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JaMarcus Russell is a new man. And he’s half the man he used to be — literally.
The former NFL Draft bust made it known in January that he was attempting an NFL comeback because he wanted to change his legacy. At the time he began his comeback, Russell weighed 308 pounds, which is nearly 50 pounds over his playing weight. Many people cracked jokes asking if he was making his comeback as an offensive lineman. But Russell dedicated himself to getting in shape, and he is now fit.
TEST Football academy, which has been training Russell, tweeted the photo you see above over the weekend, and they say it’s current. Russell actually looks good in the picture — he’s slim, fit, and athletic-looking. Gone are the rolls of fat around his midsection, back, sides, and head.
For a comparison, Russell looked extremely tubby when he first started the comeback. Here’s a look at the pictures:
Congratulations to Russell. Even if no NFL team signs him — and he has had some workouts — at least he got himself back in shape, which is never easy to do.
H/T Busted Coverage
Photo credit: Twitter/Test Football
All the sweat, tears and missed trips to McDonald’s has turned JaMarcus Russell into a lean 27-year-old quarter…
There is a growing belief that the CFL may be about to welcome former first overall draft pick, JaMarcus Russell, into their ranks as the quarterback looks to mount a comeback in the sport.
Viewed by many as the biggest draft bust in recent history, Russell left the Oakland Raiders after a disappointing six seasons, before drifting off into obscurity, aside from the occasional photo...
TEST Football tweeted out the photo below of JaMarcus Russell, he’s looking very slender. @JamarcusRussell is UNDER his pre-draft weight of 265 lb (from 315), just like we at @TEST_Football said he would be http://t.co/qIha3zV5wd — Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) June 16, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post JaMarcus Russell looking slim (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Few have ever questioned JaMarcus Russell's talent and ability. Instead, it's always been about his approach to the game and his work ethic. That's why Russell didn't cut it in Oakland and was out of football only three years after he was drafted first overall.
But Russell seems to have his head on straight as he makes an aggressive, public attempt at a comeback...
JaMarcus Russell has made some serious steps to make it back into the league as these photos depict the former top draft pick of the Raiders about 50 pounds lighter after some serious training. As this weight loss represents the next step, he must now prove that he can throw the football and a team must be willing to take a huge risk to add him as a # 2/3 QB. You never know, would...
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A product of Missouri Western State University, and he immediately dove into the playbook and off-season training activities.
At 6’4”, 256-pound, the defensive end was a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award in 2012, given to the best lineman in Division II football.
Bass feels he has...
A recent photo posted by TEST performance academy shows free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell looking fit and healthy. Shedding more than 50 pounds to get down to a svelte 265, the 27-year-old Russell deserves kudos for doggedly training and staying motivated. Selected by the Oakland Raiders out of LSU first overall in the 2007 draft, Russell threw 18 touchdowns, against 23 interceptions...
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ESPN's @AdamSchefter on Richard Seymour: "He's only gonna play if the $ is absolutely right." Suggested RS may not sign until late in camp.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) June 18, 2013
Seymour was talking with...
If there's anything former Raiders draft bust QB can take from his attempted comeback, is that he's healthier now and it'll presumably add a few more years to his life.
As for signing with an NFL team, that's another story.
Russell has been getting into shape and looking to latch onto a team in 2013, but isn't drawing much interest. He did have a much publicized...
KICKED TO THE CURB
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#Raiders are deep at linebacker right now, but it’s still possible that they make a run at released Packers LB Desmond Bishop. Solid player.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) June 17, 2013
Bishop was released by the Packers on Monday. Obviously...