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Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:04:55 -0800
ESPNews reports former NFL DL Darrell Russell, 29, passed away in an automobile accident.
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 19:51:49 -0700
Associated Press reports the NFL has lifted their suspension on DT Darrell Russell, who is now free to sign with any NFL team he desires. The league suspended him indefinitely in July 2004 for testing positive for drugs. He has previously played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.
Mon, 26 Jul 2004 14:47:29 -0700
ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reports the NFL has suspended DT Darrell Russell indefinitely for being a repeat violator of the NFL's substance abuse policy. To date, he's had seven infractions of the league's policy since being drafted in 1997; and he's missed 1 1/2 years while serving two league suspensions. Russell can apply for reinstatement at midseason.
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:44:14 -0700
Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to release veteran DT Darrell Russell after he violated his treatment program by testing positive for alcohol last month. Russell faces another indefinite suspension by the league as this is his seventh infracation of the NFL's substance abuse policy since entering the NFL in 1997. Russell could seek reinstatement following the eighth week of the upcoming season, but the league is determining a new course of treatment for the former first-round pick.
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 18:29:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Jim Flynn of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recent release of DL Darrell Russell may have been tied to his reporting to minincamps nearly 20 pounds overweight, although Buccaneers' general manager Bruce Allen would not confirm that was the sole cause. "We gave him the opportunity to succeed here and it just didn't work out for him," said Allen. "I'm not going to get into specifics, but there were certain things we wanted him to adhere to and he didn't do that."
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 12:42:20 -0700
ESPNews reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released DT Darrell Russell.
Sun, 25 Apr 2004 12:58:42 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden, during an interview on ESPN, said the team is giving DT Darrell Russell, who was added during the offseason, another chance to get his career turned around.
Tue, 30 Mar 2004 21:13:35 -0800
Updating previous reports, according to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent DT Darrell Russell (Redskins). The deal is reportedly a one-year contract that will pay the second pick in the 1997 NFL Draft a base salary of $685,000, including a $25,000 signing bonus. Exact contract details have yet to be made official.
Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:54:52 -0800
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a contract agreement with free agent DT Darrell Russell (Redskins). The offer is a one-year deal worth $685,000, including a $25,000 signing bonus.
Tue, 09 Mar 2004 19:05:50 -0800
PewterReport.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have met with free agent DT Darrell Russell (Raiders). The team is interested in him as a potential replacement if they're unable to re-sign DT Warren Sapp.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003 06:57:30 -0800
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins will not offer DT Darrell Russell a contract extension, in large part because of last week's incident in which Russell was late to practice and benched for the Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. "We had eight weeks to evaluate him. We were looking for a guy who loved to play and loved to practice, who had a passion and a love for the game. After our eight-week evaluation, we'll move in a different direction and we'll let him move in a different direction," Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato said.
Sat, 27 Dec 2003 19:16:35 -0800
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins TE Zeron Flemister, LB Antonio Pierce and DT Darrell Russell were deactivated for Week 17's game for showing up late to practice during the week, according to PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
Sat, 27 Dec 2003 16:48:53 -0800
The Washington Redskins have declared LB Antonio Pierce, OT Brandon Winey, DL Darrell Russell, SS David Terrell, RB Ladell Betts, RB Sultan McCullough, RB Trung Canidate, TE Zeron Flemister inactive for Week 17.
Fri, 26 Dec 2003 07:09:19 -0800
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins are considering placing TE Zeron Flemister and DT Darrell Russell on the inactive list for Saturday's, Dec. 27, game against the Philadelphia Eagles after the two players arrived late to Thursday's, Dec. 25, practice. Upper management is reportedly frustrated with the team's lack of discipline and professionalism, and an apparent pattern of players being late to meetings and practices.
Tue, 02 Dec 2003 06:50:24 -0800
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins DT Darrell Russell, who the Redskins signed after returning from a drug suspension, said he wants to talk with the Redskins before exploring free agency after this season. "Whether we get to free agency or not, the Redskins have the first crack," Russell said. "I wouldn't disrespect them like that. They gave me an opportunity, a chance. If I'm going to go anywhere, my first place is to go here, go to the [negotiating] table here and see how things go."
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 06:40:24 -0800
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins hope to get DT Darrell Russell more involved in this week's game against the Carolina Panthers. Russell has managed just about 20 plays a game in his first two games with the Redskins. He hopes to play the entire game this week. "We need to get him into condition. Hopefully, he can play more than 20 plays," head coach Steve Spurrier said.
Mon, 03 Nov 2003 07:50:26 -0800
According to the Washington Times, Washington Redskins newly-acquired DT Darrell Russell made an impact in Sunday's, Nov. 2, game against the Dallas Cowboys after signing with the team just five days earlier. Russell forced a fumble towards the end of the first half that stopped a potential Cowboys' scoring drive. "I didn't think I would be where I'm at, but it comes down to the same old football," Russell said. "My wind is good. I just have to get back in football shape. That will just come with time and practice. It will take maybe another week, week and a half."
Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:40:24 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had interest in DT Darrell Russell who eventually signed with the Washington Redskins. However, they were reluctant to invite him for a workout in fear of what friction it may cause between the team and DT Warren Sapp.
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 18:57:00 -0800
The Washington Times' Mark Zuckerman reports Washington Redskins DT Darrell Russell participated in his first practice Thursday, Oct. 30, after being signed Wednesday afternoon. Coaches were impressed with his conditioning and ability and say he could line up for anywhere from 12-25 plays Sunday in Dallas.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:21:59 -0800
Mark Zuckerman, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins hope newly signed DT Darrell Russell will be ready to play in some capacity this weekend.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 13:30:20 -0800
Updating a previous report, ESPNews reports the Washington Redskins signed DL Darrell Russell (Raiders) to a one-year contract worth $800,000.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:41:14 -0800
ESPNews reports the Washington Redskins have signed free agent DL Darrell Russell (Raiders) to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 06:14:59 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Washington Redskins officials, including owner Daniel Snyder, were scheduled to meet with free agent DT Darrell Russell on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to determine if they want to pursue him further. Snyder has, reportedly, been receiving conflicting advice on whether to sign Russell, who has a very sorted past. The team did not disclose the ongoings of the meeting.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 06:05:23 -0800
Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the Dallas Cowboys spent time on Tuesday, Oct. 28, considering the signing of free agent DT Darrell Russell (Raiders). The Cowboys gave no indication that they plan to actively pursue Russell, who was recently released by the Oakland Raiders after being reinstated from a long drug suspension. The Washington Redskins have shown the most interest in Russell. Head coach Steve Spurrier said he plans to bring him in for a visit "in the near future."
Tue, 28 Oct 2003 06:10:15 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Oakland Raiders, as expected, have released DT Darrell Russell.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:15:23 -0800
Oakland Raiders DT Darrell Russell was reinstated by the NFL Monday, Oct. 27, after serving nearly two years on a suspension for violating league's substance abuse policy. The Raiders made no official comment but is expected to waive Russell before he goes into the books with his $10 million annual salary.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 07:45:14 -0800
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins are considering signing DT Darrell Russell (Raiders). Russell, who is awaiting reinstatement from a drug suspension, will more than likely be released by the Oakland Raiders upon his return. The Redskins, who said they would feel comfortable signing Russell after investigating his troubled background, believe other teams will be in the bidding for his services.
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 09:46:57 -0800
The NFL has reinstated Oakland Raiders DL Darrell Russell after serving a suspension surrounding a sexual assault case, according to ESPN. Chris Mortenson, of ESPN, speculates the team will release Russell and that the Washington Redskins may have some interest in him.
Mon, 02 Jun 2003 08:40:35 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Contra Costa Times reports, due to the fact that Oakland Raiders DT Darrell Russell's suspension was extended by three months, the $2 million the Raiders had set aside to cover to cut Russell if he got reinstated before June 1 can now be used on other player moves. This now gives the Raiders $3.4 million under the salary cap, more than enough to sign all of their 2003 draft picks.
Tue, 02 Jul 2002 09:57:24 -0700
Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders DL Darrell Russell will have another month wait on whether or not he'll be tried on charges that he videotaped the rape of a 28-year-old woman. Preliminary hearings were expected to be wrapped up on Monday, but both the prosecutors and defense lawyers said they needed more time. The case will resume on August 2.
Wed, 12 Jun 2002 17:01:49 -0700
The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders DT Darrell Russell's defense in Wednesday's sexual assault case took a hit when Dr. Jo Ellen Dyer, a pharmacist with the California Poison Control System, testified the victims behavior was consistent with a person under the influence of gamma hydroxy butyrate, or GHB.