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Chris Chandler and Rich Gannon wound up being Super Bowl quarterbacks late in their careers after playing journeyman. Their breakouts in the NFL came falling into the loving arms of a coach who could program offenses around them. For Chandler, it was Dan Reeves. Gannon was supercharged by Jon Gruden. Admittedly, Jamarcus Russell is more polarizing than Chandler and Gannon, even if they were combined and their collective annoying qualities multiplied by 600,000.Between being the biggest QB draft bust since Ryan Leaf, having an unhealthy affinity for codeine, ballooning in weight, and reportedly running into financial troubles despite getting $31M guaranteed from the Raiders, Russell's a frequent punchline. Deservedly so, when you consider that he was out of the league in just three years.With the news that Russell, who would be just 28 years old on opening day 2013, has shed 50 pounds and is gearing up for a comeback, Ian Rapaport of NFL.com reports that some teams are reportedly...
BEST OF MAXIM
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 NFL.com reports this has him receiving “significant” interest from
more than one team.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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New offensive coordinator Greg Olsen must find a way to get the ball in wide receiver Jacoby Ford‘s hands this season. When the Oakland Raiders drafted him in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft, everyone expected Ford to be another track star who could not play a lick of football. Ford was the latest Raider draft pick to run...
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 NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, who passes along word Russell is down 50 pounds to 265 pounds. That should help to satisfy NFL...
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...
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...
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...
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Cornerback Charles Woodson sat down with Raiders.com 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...