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Entering the offseason, there was talk that quarterback JaMarcus Russell was attempting a comeback. Few took the former top pick seriously, as he still had significant weight to shed. Now, Russell is reportedly back down to his former playing weight – 265 pounds – and Ian Rapoport of reports this has him receiving “significant” interest from more than one team. Today's JaMarcus Russell update: He's down to 265 pounds. He began his latest comeback at 315. Still work to be done. #progress — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 28, 2013 Russell has dropped 50 pounds since reports of his comeback began to surface. This represents the exact weight he was during the 2007 NFL Scouting Combine before the Oakland Raiders selected him. Rapoport adds that Russell has hired well-known agent Eugene Parker, and that he’s telling NFL teams that he’s interested in signing with a club where he can sit on the bench and learn behind a respected leader at quarterback. If no NFL teams come calling, Russell is more than happy to sign with a CFL squad, according to Rapoport. Like the NFL, the CFL has also reportedly expressed significant interest in Russell. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

JaMarcus Russell has lost 50 pounds in comeback quest

JaMarcus Russell is unlikely to ever play another NFL down, but you can't say he's not trying. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the former Raiders megabust has lost 50 pounds -- going from 315 to 265 -- in his comeback attempt. As Rapoport cautioned, however, there's "still work to be done," as 265 is typical playing weight for defensive...

JaMarcus Russell reportedly down to 265 pounds

As former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell continues to work towards an NFL comeback he’s continued to lose weight.  He’s now down to 265 pounds, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Today’s JaMarcus Russell update: He’s down to 265 pounds. He began his latest comeback at 315. Still work to be done. #progress — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 28, 2013   Need...

JaMarcus Russell Down to 265; Waiting on NFL Team to Call

The chances of a comeback are still very slim, but at least JaMarcus is making an effort, he was well over 300 pounds when he decided he wanted to get back in the NFL. According to this latest report, he has dropped 50 pounds so far. The latest report comes from’s Ian Rapoport, who passes along word Russell is down 50 pounds to 265 pounds. That should help to satisfy NFL...

Report: JaMarcus Russell Has Lost 50 Pounds So Far in NFL Comeback Attempt

JaMarcus Russell hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL since 2009, but the former No. 1 overall pick appears to be ready to make a return to the gridiron after reportedly shedding 50 pounds. Russell began his comeback attempt at 315 pounds, and there were reports recently that he had lost significant weight. But now the quarterback has slimmed down even more — to 265 pounds — according...

Raiders Notes: Matt Flynn, D.J. Hayden, Latavius Murray

Matt Flynn Raiders HC Dennis Allen reiterated on Wednesday that the starting quarterback job is Matt Flynn’s to lose. “Matt’s our starting quarterback as we go forward right now,” Allen said, via the Contra Costa Times, “and until the competition dictates otherwise, that’s where we’re going.” There’s been a good deal of buzz surrounding the play of fourth-round...

First round pick D.J. Hayden returns home after abdominal surgery, team hopes not connected to previous injury

According to Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times, rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden was released from Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and is back home resting. The Raiders reported that Hayden was recovering at a local hospital after undergoing surgery to remove abdominal scar tissue on Tuesday. Hayden had a near-death incident experiencing a heart vein rupture at the University...

Dennis Allen names Matt Flynn starter going forward, team rusty after long weekend

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen took time to talk about how the team responded to the long weekend and the quarterback competition. Allen said he thought the team looked a bit rusty after the layoff and that Wednesday’s practice they would have to ‘pick it up.’ Allen did clarify his quarterback situation by naming Matt Flynn the starter: “Matt’s our starting quarterback...

Charles Woodson has no number on his practice jersey (Photo)

We have the latest development in the Charles Woodson jersey number saga we know you all have been on pins and needles over, and it’s potentially bad news for you nostalgics. That photo above comes from Raiders OTAs on Tuesday. And as you can see Woodson looks like some scrub the team just brought in and didn’t have anything better to give him, which is only maybe half true...

Raiders: D.J. Hayden released from hospital

After being hospitalized last week with an abdominal injury, Raiders rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has reportedly been released from Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and, according to the Raiders, is “resting comfortably at home.” Hayden reportedly suffered from stomach pains during first week of Raiders OTAs and was checked into the hospital, where he reportedly had scar...

Raiders Rookie DJ Hayden Has Stomach Surgery

Not the best way to start your NFL career off, but appears he will be fine going forward. A team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Hayden’s injury was related to a previous heart surgery. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Hayden, who is still hospitalized, underwent the procedure late last week. Coach Dennis Allen also said the team couldn’t rule out whether this...

Dennis Allen: Matt Flynn’s our starter right now

Today, Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen told the media Matt Flynn is still the team’s starting quarterback (Credit: AP Photo) After acquiring Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks this off-season, most believed Terrelle Pryor’s days as the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback were numbered. Then, the Oakland Raiders drafted Tyler Wilson out of Arkansas in the fourth round...

Charles Woodson: Things feel different without Al Davis

Cornerback Charles Woodson sat down with and was asked what’s different since when he played in Oakland last. Really, the only difference is the big guy [Al Davis] is not here. I think that’s really it. Knowing that you’re not going to see him coming out onto the field at any point in time this season is really the different feel to this organization. But I know...
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