go to MSN.com
Found June 20, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

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

1 Comment:
  • If he's as "fit" as they say he is, why is he wearing a loose fitting shirt? I hope I'm wrong, but speaking from personal experience, I can attest that a person can lose 50 pounds and not be athletically fit to even compete at a minimum level of serious athletic endeavors, much less one as high as the NFL.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES
SMALLER BUST

Photo: JaMarcus Russell has lost 51 pounds

All the sweat, tears and missed trips to McDonald’s has turned JaMarcus Russell into a lean 27-year-old quarter…

CFL beckons for Returning Russell

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...

JaMarcus Russell looking slim (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.

JaMarcus Russell is thin! (sort of)

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 Is Skinny

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...

Rookie DE David Bass is catching on quickly: ‘I actually thought it was going to be harder’

The Raiders selected defensive end David Bass with the final pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. 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...

Once resembling Rerun, a new photo shows JaMarcus Russell looking fit and healthy

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...

Matt Flynn, Tyler Wilson and the Oakland Raiders Quarterback Situation

Mandatory mini-camp has come to an end and the Oakland Raiders quarterback situation is still up in the air.  Granted, it’s early, it’s a new team with a new offensive coordinator, and all three quarterbacks have to learn a new playbook, but none have been impressive thus far. Matt Flynn has been unimpressive during OTA’s and mini-camp, but has made some progress.  According...

JaMarcus Russell slimmed down quite a bit

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...

Report: Richard Seymour will only play if the money is right

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, free agent defensive lineman Richard Seymour will only play football this season if the money is right. 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...
KICKED TO THE CURB

Coach: Kluwe cut for performance

Many people thought that Chris Kluwe was cut by the Minnesota Vikings for being too outspoken, but a coach refutes that.

Oakland Raiders Interested in Former Packers LB Desmond Bishop?

The Raiders are already set at linebacker, but the team could be thinking about adding another player to its LB corps. Who might that be? #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...
Raiders News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Richard Sherman laughs off talk that he was 'exposed'

Via BlackSportsOnline
21 minutes ago

Report: Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing multiple league sources, reports that Ray Rice will appeal his indefinite suspension on Monday. Florio adds that the appeal will be handled by the NFL Player Association and an outside lawyer, who will be retained by Rice. Interestingly enough, Roger Goodell would handle this appeal given that Rice’s suspension falls under the personal...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 hours ago

Did Jets coordinator blow game by calling a timeout?

Marty Mornhinweg, known for once electing to kick in a sudden-death overtime situation, was at it again on Sunday with an epic mistake. The New York Jets were down 31-24 and had a 4th-and-4 from the Packers’ 36. Mornhinweg, the Jets’ offensive coordinator, didn’t like what he saw and came running down the sidelines yelling […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago

Team USA takes gold at FIBA World Cup

USA Basketball is alive and well and it showed as they took down Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA World Cup Championship.
Via Gamedayr
5 hours ago

Papelbon ejected for making obscene gesture at Phillies fans

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago

Christy Mack provides update on her injuries

Christy Mack provided a medical update via her Twitter account Sunday that shows she is making progress since being beaten by boyfriend War Machine last month. Mack posted four pictures to show how she has recovered from all the injuries she sustained. The first picture on the top left was taken when she was in […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago

Report: Robert Griffin III could be out for the season

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III just hasn’t been able to stay healthy since what was a stellar rookie campaign back in 2012. The young quarterback went down with an injury early in Washington’s Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with what appears to be a serious left ankle injury. UPDATE: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been carted to the locker...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago

Vikings GM: All options on table for Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings executive vice president and general manager Rick Spielman said Sunday that the team will handle the allegations against running back Adrian Peterson “with all options on the table” Peterson was indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.  He was booked and released early Saturday morning after posting the $15,000 bond...
Via Sports-Glory
11 hours ago

Panthers deactivate Greg Hardy

With all that has been going on in the NFL the last week, the Panthers had little option but to sideline their star pass rusher Greg Hardy. Though the NFL was quick to give Ray Rice an indefinite ban after video of his domestic abuse incident came to light, they have yet to punish Hardy, who has already been found guilty of domestic violence and is in the appeal process right now...
Via cover32 - Panthers
10 hours ago

Floyd Mayweather beats Marcos Maidana, remains undefeated

Floyd Mayweather did one of the things Saturday night that makes him the best in the world, which is to figure out what his opponent does well and neutralize it. It was enough to win by wider margins this time against his fiercest recent foe, Marcos Maidana, than last time. It was a far less interesting bout, of course, because Mayweather wins more easily when he avoids contact —...
Via The Queensbury Rules
22 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.