Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Jamarcus
The Raiders are still paying for picking JaMarcus Russell with the top pick. Oakland is paying close to $3 million in a settlement over his rookie contract, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting. Russell, who was waived by the Raiders three years after the team made him the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, signed a six-year, $68 million contract as a rookie. He finished his career in Oakland by completing just 52.1 percent of his attempts with 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He compiled a 7-18 record as a starter and a 65.2 percent passer rating. Russell battled weight issues during his time in Oakland. At one point during his tenure in the Bay Area, the 6-foot-6 quarterback tipped the scales at more than 300 pounds. Despite his ineffectiveness in Oakland, the Raiders paid Russell $36.4 million but still owed him $3 million. The Raiders filed a grievance seeking to collect $9.55 million while Russell filed a grievance of his own in an attempt to gain an additional $9 mil...
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