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Ex-Raider Russell’s Comeback Effort Draws Legitimate Interest

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Former Oakland Raider QB JaMarcus Russell (Greg Trott/Getty Images)

Former Oakland Raider QB JaMarcus Russell (Greg Trott/Getty Images)

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(CBS Sports) — JaMarcus Russell is out to prove to NFL teams that he’s a chance worth taking.

“I’ve been following his comeback story pretty closely. I think a lot of teams are. Good chance he gets a second shot,” one NFC scout told CBS Sports.

Russell is one of the most bloated draft busts in NFL history. He possessed great talent, but his weight bulged to more than 300 bills, he was lazy, didn’t study and became the prototypical draftee that took his success for granted. After the Oakland Raiders dumped Russell, many team executives said he would never play professional football again.

That could still be the case, but it seems teams are willing to give one of the great draft failures another look. A serious look.

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