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Is the Oakland Raiders’ search for a franchise quarterback over?

The Oakland Raiders have been struggling since their Super Bowl loss in 2003. They have compiled a record of 53-123 since then, going 4-12 in five of the past eleven seasons. Their biggest problem is a lack of leadership and skill at the quarterback position since their franchise quarterback, Rich Gannon, retired in 2004. Gannon was a back-to-back Pro Bowl MVP and NFL MVP in 2002...
Via isportsweb.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Gabbert-Russell Comparison Shows the Media’s Impact

#95582574 / gettyimages.com When one says biggest draft bust of all time in the NFL one is ready to quickly pronounce JaMarcus Russell and tirade about him, and how terrible he was. We are so quick to use JaMarcus Russell because it seems as though he has become the popular scapegoat; the go to guy in this discussion.  Why do we choose to leave out the newest, most obvious name...
Via TopSportsReport
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders move seven years ago today cannot be repeated

Happy purple drank day everyone! That’s right, seven years ago today, the Oakland Raiders drafted JaMarcus Russell with the number one pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. After an impressive bowl game against Notre Dame and an even more impressive combine and pro day performances, Russell shot up the board and the Raiders chose him over Calvin Johnson. Russell was supposed to be the savior...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

Oakland Raiders worst QB ever might not be as obvious as you think

The Oakland Raiders have a long history of drafting quarterbacks that did not pan out to well as is demonstrated by my list of every quarterback ever drafted by the Oakland Raiders dating back to 1960. In that piece, I was analyzing all of the quarterbacks drafted by the Raiders in order to determine who the best ever was. That, as it turned out, was a rather easy task. Ken “The...
Via cover32 - Raiders
February 06, 2014  |  1 Comment

JaMarcus Russell put on weight, looking like offensive lineman?

Free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell looked to be on the cusp of a second chance in the NFL back in late May, when it was revealed that the former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick and 2007 NFL Draft bust was garnering “significant interest” from “more than one team” after running the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds and shedding around 50 pounds. Photo Via FootballNewsNow...
Via Gridiron Grit
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Where does JaMarcus Russell stand in his comeback bid?

JaMarcus Russell still isn’t ready for the NFL. That much seems clear after Jeff Garcia, who helped get Russell into shape over the summer, said that Russell was set back by his $3 million settlement with the Oakland Raiders. "When he got that settlement from Oakland, that $3 million dollar-plus settlement, I think things got soft again," Garcia said via NFL.com...
Via This Given Sunday
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Titans have contacted JaMarcus Russell

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday NFL Countdown that the Tennessee Titans have contacted former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Russell had to turn the Titans down as he continues to rehab a knee injury. Schefter also reported that numerous teams have shown interest in Russell, but his knee injury has kept him from signing any where. Need NFL Tickets? Loading....
Via Pro Football Zone
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders paying Russell $3M

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Paying $49.6 Million in 2013 to Players Not On Roster

The Oakland Raiders are the epitome of mediocre and poor money management.  As we reported earlier, the Raiders owe former #1 pick JaMarcus Russell $3 million from a dispute involving his rookie contract. Now according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders have been so inept for so many years, that this fiscal year alone, the Raiders will have to shell out $49.6 million to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders to pay JaMarcus Russell $3 million

The Oakland Raiders rid themselves of the bust that was JaMarcus Russell back in 2009, but that doesn’t mean they have stopped paying their former starting quarterback. According to SFGate.com, Russell recently settled a lawsuit with the team that will pay him another $3 million. The Raiders filed a grievance against Russell when they released [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders owe JaMarcus Russell another $3 million

According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Raiders now owe former quarterback JaMarcus Russell $3 million due a settlement over his rookie contract. Russell was the team’s No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007, signing a 6-year, $68 million contract, and was waived in May 2010 after three unproductive seasons and weight issues. He had been paid $36.4 million...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports by Colin
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via This Given Sunday
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Bloguin Best
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Cuzoogle
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell lost 51 pounds

Via msn.foxsports.com
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell has lost weight and is actually fit now

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 [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2013  |  1 Comment
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…
Via Busted Coverage
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

QB JaMarcus Russell tipping scales at near 270 pounds

Former first-round NFL Draft selection and widely regarded as one of the biggest draft busts in history, QB JaMarcus Russell, worked out for the Chicago Bears this week. Russell showed up weighing in a 267 pounds, not bad for a tight end, but Russell plays quarterback. Russell has struggled with his weight over the years and was reportedly tipping the scales at 311 when he attempted...
Via thepigskinreport.com
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Unlikely to Sign JaMarcus Russell

The good news for JaMarcus is at least he is getting an opportunity to show that he still has some skills. His arm is never going to go away, but he has shown some dedication in getting his weight down to a manageable level. His work out with the Bears wasn’t bad, they just don’t have any plans to sign him at the moment. Former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell put...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell to work out for NFL team?

Via msn.foxsports.com
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears, Ravens Showing ‘Significant Interest’ in JaMarcus Russell

Free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell will get his first chance at NFL redemption on Friday when he visits the Chicago Bears for a workout that will include three other quarterbacks, ESPN Chicago reports. It was reported last week that the former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick and 2007 NFL Draft bust—who ran the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds three months ago—has been...
Via Gridiron Grit
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell to work out for the Bears

credit: getty images On Friday former first overall pick JaMarcus Russell will work out for the Chicago Bears. Russell has lost 50 points in recent months as he hopes to get back into the NFL. Russell will be one of four quarterbacks that work out for the Bears on Friday. After the weight loss, Russell weighs a reported 265 pounds. That weight is right inline with when he was drafted...
Via Tireball.com
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss
ANOTHER CHANCE

JaMarcus Russell to tryout for Bears

JaMarcus Russell has not played in the NFL for three years, but he's worked hard to get in shape this offseason and the Bears are reportedly willing to give him a tryout. 

Via The Victory Formation
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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