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Former Raiders QB Russell Gets Tryout With Bears

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JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders meets fans before his game against the Denver Broncos on September 27, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders meets fans before his game against the Denver Broncos on September 27, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, Illinois (CBS Sports) — The JaMarcus Russell comeback train — which began like a publicity stunt and featured the phrase “heavier than normal” — is actually leading somewhere. That somewhere is Chicago, where Russell was reportedly among three quarterbacks to get a tryout with the Bears on Wednesday.

As recently as late May, reports emerged that Russell was down to 265 pounds, which was his playing weight when he starred at LSU and eventually ended up being drafted by the Oakland Raiders.

READ MORE from CBS Sports on Russell’s tryout with the Bears.

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