The Oakland Raiders have paid former first-overall pick JaMarcus Russell $3 million in a settlement over his disputed rookie contract.
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 trying out with the Bears on Wednesday.
With his pro day a week away, give or take, JaMarcus Russell says he’s no longer “breathing like a fat man.”
Drafted first overall in 2007 following an MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl for LSU, JaMarcus Russell signed a six-year contract with the Raiders that included $31.5 milllion guaranteed. He was out of the league after three seasons.
Former Oakland Raider JaMarcus Russell has lost a few pounds and is attempting an NFL comeback. Russell, who is just 27, hasn’t played in the NFL since 2009.
An Alabama grand jury declined Friday to indict former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell on a felony drug possession charge related to a drink containing codeine syrup found at his home.