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...

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Greg Jenkins sits down with NFL Draft Zone

The Oakland Raiders have always loved athletic football players, that are fast and can do multiple tasks on the field. Just a couple of guys that come to mind are James Jett and Willie Gault,  Well this year they signed Greg Jenkins a former dual threat quarterback at Alabama State University, a small black college.  Greg Jenkins story is awesome, I had the chance to sit down...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Man accuses Pouncey brothers of assaulting him; conflicting reports surround incident

A report Saturday morning indicates that law enforcement officals were investigating an incident that allegedly involved NFL players  Mike and Maurkice Pouncey that occurred in the early hours of the morning.  A man alleges that Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins and his brother Maurkice of the Pittsburgh Steelers physically attacked him at the Cameo Nightclub. And he took to...
Via Sportsnaut
33 minutes ago

Report: Carmelo Anthony signs max contract with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony has re-signed with the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. He will agree to a five-year, max contract. The Knicks acquired Anthony from the Denver Nuggets via trade in 2011. He was also heavily pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Dallas... The post Carmelo Anthony Re-Signs With The Knicks appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 hours ago

Drake says he is looking to buy a home in Cleveland

Drake is hosting the ESPYs next week, so he was doing some media rounds about the event, including a conference call where he was asked by Complex Sports if the Cavs were now his favorite team because LeBron sign there. Here is what Drizzy had to say. “Well, first of all, I’d like to say that despite what everyone on the Internet thinks, I do not team jump. In the past I’ve...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 hours ago

Jazz match offer sheet Gordon Hayward signed with Hornets

The Utah Jazz have notified the Charlotte Hornets that they have matched the four-year, $63 million max contract offer sheet signed by Gordon Hayward. The contract includes a player option for the fourth year and a 15 percent trade kicker, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Utah and Hayward had been unable to reach agreement on a contract last fall.
Via RealGM
3 hours ago

Coach K shares his thoughts on LeBron going back to Cavs

Of all the coaches in the college basketball and NBA world, none may be better suited to discuss LeBron James’ move to Cleveland than Mike Krzyzewski. Duke’s legendary leader has coached James on Team USA during two Olympic sessions, and James’ new running mate with the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, played for Krzyzewski for one season at Duke.  Krzyzewski expects great things...
Via College Spun
22 hours ago

Greg Maddux did gross shower prank on rookies

Greg Maddux: World class pitcher. Soon-to-be-enshrined player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Legendary prankster. Shower urinator. The last two notable aspects of Maddux’s public persona go hand-in-hand — and hand in … never mind — as the pantheon of great Greg Maddux stories has received a rather unsanitary addition related to the pitcher’s propensity […] The post Greg...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago

Tennessee commit can't wait to beat Bama

Tennessee defensive line commit Andrew Butcher certainly isn’t lacking in confidence. The four-star 2015 commit from Georgia took to Twitter last night after the Vols got a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Khalil McKenzie to call out Alabama. In two tweets that have since been deleted, Butcher said he “can’t wait to beat Alabama’s ass” and for Bama fans to ...
Via College Spun
1 day ago

Report: Pau Gasol close to deal with Bulls

Friday afternoon, there were several reports that free agent Pau Gasol had narrowed his choices down to the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. According to Jesus Sanchez of the Spanish paper Marca.com, Gasol is leaning toward the Bulls as his choice, if the sides can figure out a sign-and-trade. Finally, the power forward Catalan […]
Via Project Spurs
14 hours ago

Antonio Brown leaves Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is changing agents once again. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, Brown has left Roc Nation, who he signed with back in early May, and plans to re-hire Rosenhaus Sports. From me + @RossJonesFOX: Steelers WR Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation, plans to re-hire Rosenhaus Sports […] Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has Already...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago

Masahiro Tanaka apologizes to Yankees for elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka just threw his name into the hat for teammate of the year after writing a sincere apology to fans and his team after suffering a partially torn ligament in his elbow this week.The injury is expected to sideline Tanaka for at least six weeks while the Yankees try to move on in their bid for the playoffs without him. The Japanese hurler will try to rehab his elbow,...
Via Bush League Chronicle
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.