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NFL | JaMarcus Russell not yet ready

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:03:25 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) (knee) is still working on making his way back from a knee issue, and he is still working on managing his weight. Ian Rapoport wonders whether the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans or St. Louis Rams would be interested in his services with injuries at their quarterback spot. However, Russell is not believed to be ready.

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Titans | Checked in with JaMarcus Russell

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 08:03:55 -0700

The Tennessee Titans contacted free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) to see if he was ready to play, but Russell is still rehabbing a knee injury.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell remains hopeful

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:47:39 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) (knee) was working on his mechanics with former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia, and he was trying to shed 50 pounds to get down to 265. However, his attempt to resurrect his career has hit a couple of bumps, according to multiple sources. Russell continues to struggle with his weight, and he has had issue with one of his knee, experiencing swelling in the joint.

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Bears | Looking to add third quarterback

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:51:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Chicago bears are looking to add a third quarterback after the team lost QB Michael Blanchard (hand) with a broken non-throwing hand. "I'm not sure about the time that he'll be out, but we're sitting here with two quarterbacks going into next week," Bears coach Marc Trestman said. "Certainly that's something that we're gonna have to repair fairly quickly to get a third quarterback on the roster." Earlier in the summer, the team worked out QBs JaMarcus Russell (Raiders), Trent Edwards (Eagles) and Jordan Palmer (Jaguars). All three could be options for the Bears this week.

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Raiders | Settle grievance with JaMarcus Russell

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:32:13 -0700

The Oakland Raiders are paying former QB JaMarcus Russell close to $3 million in a settlement over his disputed rookie contract, league sources said Tuesday, July 2. He had been paid $36.4 million and was still owed $3 million at the time of his release. The team filed a grievance against Russell, seeking repayment of $9.55 million in salary advances, and Russell filed a grievance of his own, saying he was owed an additional $9 million.

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Ravens | No JaMarcus Russell workout planned

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:00:47 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens are not scheduled to work out free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) at this point but could schedule one in the future.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell has tryout with Ravens

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:39:29 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) said during his workout with the Chicago Bears last week that he has an upcoming tryout with the Baltimore Ravens, who have not confirmed the report.

Fantasy Tip: Reports of his Bears workout said that his conditioning was sound, but he was inconsistent throwing the pigskin. He's someone simply to watch for now in dynasty leagues.

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Bears | JaMarcus Russell looks good during workout

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:43:09 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) looked good during his workout for the Chicago Bears Friday, June 7, but the team is unlikely to sign him to a deal. A league source said Russell showed a "big arm" and a "good positive demeanor" but also showed a bit of rust with timing and accuracy of his throws. The Bears already have three quarterbacks on roster in QBs Jay Cutler, Josh McCown and Matt Blanchard.

Fantasy Tip: Russell has worked himself back into good shape, but that alone doesn't mean a team will give him a chance. He won't be a fantasy option this year even if he signs with an organization.

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Bears | Will not sign any QBs that worked out

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:17:32 -0700

The Chicago Bears will not sign free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders), QB Trent Edwards (Eagles) or QB Jordan Palmer (Jaguars) after working them out earlier this week.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell willing to play in Canada

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:30:07 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) is willing to play in Canada if he can't get a deal with an NFL team, according to Jeff Garcia, who has been training with him.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell update

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:22:42 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) weighed in at 267 pounds during a workout with the Chicago Bears Friday, June 7. The bears have no intention of signing any of the three quarterbacks they worked out.

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NFL | Jeff Garcia thinks JaMarcus Russell ready for comeback

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:58:51 -0700

Former NFL QB Jeff Garcia said he believes free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) is physically and mentally prepared to play in the NFL again. Garcia has been working with Russell and that Russell still has the physical tools to play but needed to improve on the mental aspect of his game. "Mentally, was the state where we needed to get him back to thinking football, speaking football, knowing football, being a student of the game. I don't know if that's ever been part of his background, to be a student of the game. That's where he needs to get to. He needs to sleep, eat, drink football. It can't be anything else if he wants this bad enough," Garcia said.

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Bears | More on JaMarcus Russell

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:55:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, a league source said Tuesday, June 4, that the Chicago Bears' workout for free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) is "information gathering," and there is no deal which is imminent. Russell is among a handful of quarterbacks the team will look at Friday, June 7.

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Ravens | Showing interest in JaMarcus Russell

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:27:03 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens are showing significant interest in free agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) and could work him out soon if he does not sign a contract with the Bears.

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Bears | JaMarcus Russell to work out

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:13:58 -0700

The Chicago Bears will work out free agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) Friday, June 7, along with three other quarterbacks.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell trims down, garners interest

Wed, 29 May 2013 10:41:55 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell has dropped 50 pounds down to 265 pounds, the weight he carried when he made noise at the 2007 NFL Scouting Combine. There's reportedly "significant interest" in the failed prospect by more than one team, per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Russell wants to sign somewhere where he can sit on the bench and learn from a respected QB. If he can't find a home in the next 30 to 45 days, he'd be open to signing with a team from the Canadian Football League, from where he's also received some inquiries.

Fantasy Tip: It's doubtful Russell will have any semblance of fantasy football impact in 2013, but if you're looking for a project in a dynasty league, here's an interesting long-term target with little risk for what'll be a small investment. Of course, the odds of anything happening aren't exactly solid, so stay tuned.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell sheds weight

Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:31 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) is down from 315 pounds to 265 pounds.

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Cardinals | Have no interest in JaMarcus Russell

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:26:16 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Arizona Cardinals said they have no interest in free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell.

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Bears | No interest in JaMarcus Russell

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:42:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears have no interest in free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders).

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Cardinals | Interested in JaMarcus Russell

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:23:04 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals are one of two teams that have shown the most interest in free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders).

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Bears | Interested in JaMarcus Russell

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:22:51 -0700

The Chicago Bears are one of two teams that have shown the most interest in free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders).

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell receiving interest

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:35:48 -0700

A number of NFL teams have reportedly been following free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell's (Raiders) comeback attempt closely.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell to resurface?

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:21:31 -0700

An NFL scout believes free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) will be invited to a team's camp this season.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell to work out

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:21:06 -0800

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) will hold a workout for NFL teams around April 10. Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is expected to participate in the workout as a wide receiver.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell has work to do

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:15:47 -0800

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) posted a time of 5.20 seconds in the 40-yard dash during a recent training session. Russell's goal during training is to attain 4.8 seconds. He also cleared 29 inches in the vertical jump.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell working with Jeff Garcia

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 05:44:49 -0800

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) has begun training with former NFL QB Jeff Garcia at TEST Football Academy in San Diego in hopes of making a comeback.

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Jets | Have not inquired about JaMarcus Russell

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:06:10 -0800

The New York Jets have not inquired about QB JaMarcus Russell this offseason.

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Jets | Mark Sanchez will be challenged

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:08:59 -0800

The New York Jets have every intention to bring in competition at almost every position next season, including at starting quarterback, where QB Mark Sanchez will have plenty of competition. The team's personnel department will likely have their eyes on West Virginia QB Geno Smith, Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib and Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas in this year's draft. Before general manager Mike Tannenbaum was let go, the team also considered the possibility of bringing in free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders). The team also spent plenty of time with North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon at the Senior Bowl last week. "I think he's champing at the bit," GM John Idzik said of Sanchez. "And he wants to get going with his new coordinator (Marty Mornhinweg). He's all about competing. I got a really good feeling from Mark."

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell will be training for a few months

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:35:07 -0800

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) will be spending the next few months training with Brian Martin of TEST football academy and TEST West, who has worked with Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson. Former NFL WR Michael Clayton has served as Russell's mentor during his comeback attempt. He is scheduled to work with people like former NFL QB Jeff Garcia and RB Marshall Faulk on things like quarterback technique training and reading defenses.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell faces tough road

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:51:03 -0800

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders), who is looking to make a comeback, will have a difficult time getting interest from the NFL because he has been out of the league so long, his poor physical condition, and the poor reputation he earned while in the league.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell wants to return

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 04:28:42 -0800

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) believes he can make a return to the NFL, despite currently weighing 308 pounds. Russell has been working out for the last six weeks in an attempt to get back in shape and return to the field. "It's going to feel good to go back out there again. I will make this happen," Russell said.

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NFL | Ryan Tannehill the next JaMarcus Russell?

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:15:23 -0700

Former NFL head coach Brian Billick said Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill reminds him of former Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell. Billick said both players "shot up draft boards based on how they looked in shorts."

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell to play again?

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:46:14 -0800

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) is considering playing for the Professional Indoor Football League's Louisiana Swashbucklers.

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Raiders | Hue Jackson discusses JaMarcus Russell

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 07:40:54 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson acknowledged some of the issues raised by former QB JaMarcus Russell during his three-year stay in Oakland, while at the same time saying they weren't the reason he was waived. Russell said in an interview he didn't get support from his teammates or former head coach Tom Cable. Jackson said he was told by Russell of the sleep apnea and "some of the things he'd gone through, but that's not the reason he's not here. I think there were several other factors, things that we don't need to get into."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ANG Newspapers - Jerry McDonald

Raiders | Hue Jackson discusses JaMarcus Russell

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:43:15 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson spoke about QB JaMarcus Russell Wednesday, Oct. 26, and his recent comments in a colum for Sports Illustrated. "JaMarcus is a good young man," Jackson said. "Hopefully he'll get another opportunity to play. But my time with JaMarcus was one of watching him grow. I thought he got better, but was he as good as we need him to be at that time? Obviously not, because we made the decision to move forward."

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Raiders | JaMarcus Russell critical of former coach

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 06:24:32 -0700

Former Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell said during an interview that he felt betrayed by his former head coach, Tom Cable. Russell said he felt as if he was the scapegoat for everything that went wrong during his tenure with the team. "I stuck my neck out for him," Russell said. "Didn't complain when he benched me as the starter. Didn't complain when he called the same plays five damn times. Didn't (badmouth) him to other coaches. When the (media) asks me, I say, 'He's a good coach, a good guy.' Then I hear he says I was the worst thing ever that happened to the Raiders, if it weren't for him we'd be in the playoffs? ... It just got to where the game wasn't fun for me."

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Dolphins | Looking to work out JaMarcus Russell

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 16:21:05 -0800

The Miami Dolphins have contacted free-agent JaMarcus Russell (Raider) and are trying to schedule a work out with him, sources told Josina Anderson, of FOX31 Denver.

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Redskins | JaMarcus Russell looks good at workout

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:42:34 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) apparently looked good during his workout for the Washington Redskins Tuesday, Nov. 2, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Russell is being listed at 6-foot-6 and 286 pounds.

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Redskins | Working out JaMarcus Russell

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 08:52:13 -0700

The Washington Redskins are working out free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders), according to ESPN.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell will not be indicted

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:23:15 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) will not be indicted on drug possession charges after a grand jury in Mobile Ala., declined to do so, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Russell was arrested in July for alleged possession of codeine.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell working out

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:09:52 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) has been working out with former NBA head coach John Lucas and is hoping a team will give him a second chance in the near future, reports Mark Berman, of FOXSportsHouston.com. Russell has been running, lifting and throwing during his workouts. He has no doubt that he can help an NFL team.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell admits positive test

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 07:23:47 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) admitted that he tested positive for codeine after the Oakland Raiders selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in 2007, according to ESPN.com. "I missed all of training camp, so I didn't get tested when all the other guys got tested," Russell said. "I had a prescription from a doctor, but it wasn't the team doctor." However, he is denying that he ever had a drug problem and has not used codeine in three years.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell enters not guilty plea

Tue, 20 Jul 2010 05:49:03 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) appeared in court in Alabama Tuesday, July 20, and entered a not guilty plea, according to Derica Williams, of FOX10TV.com. Russell was arrested two weeks ago during an undercover narcotic investigation and is accused of possession of codeine syrup. "We'll enter a plea of not guilty," Russell's attorney, Donald Briskman, said.

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UFL | JaMarcus Russell not interested in playing in league

Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:22:59 -0700

Unrestricted free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) is not interested in the United Football League, a source has told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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UFL | JaMarcus Russell not interested in playing in league

Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:22:59 -0700

Unrestricted free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) is not interested in the United Football League, a source has told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell could still find work this season

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:34:58 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) might still find work in the NFL this season, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com. Russell may be exonerated on charges over illegal possession of codeine, according to some close to Russell. A few teams have remained in contact with him.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell had reputation for partying

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 05:38:41 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell's (Raiders) alleged affinity for cough syrup was a rampant Internet rumor for more than a year, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Russell also earned an underground reputation for partying.

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Raiders | Tried to help JaMarcus Russell with issues

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 06:47:38 -0700

The Oakland Raiders issued a statement that they tried to help unrestricted free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) with issues he was dealing with before they decided to release him, reports The Associated Press. "We did all that we could to intervene and assist with a myriad of issues with JaMarcus Russell. NFL policy restricts our ability to comment publicly at this time. Therefore, those in the media who declare what the Raiders knew or should have known or what the Raiders did or should have done, are reckless, irresponsible and offensive, and do a disservice to all concerned, including the public," the statement said. Russell was recently arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

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NFL | JaMarcus Russell could have been dealing codeine

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 06:20:43 -0700

Authorities would not comment whether they believe free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) had been dealing codeine prior to his arrest, according to Mike Herndon, of the Mobile Press-Register. Police did not find a prescription for the opiate in Russell's home at the time of the arrest.

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NFL| Is JaMarcus Russell's future in the Canadian Football League?

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 05:46:22 -0700

Free-agent QB JaMarcus Russell (Raiders) might look for an opportunity to play in the Canadian Football League, where the Hamilton Tiger-Cats possess his rights, according to Michael Lombardi, of NFL.com. Russell's arrest for codeine possession could mark the end of his NFL career.

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