JaMarcus Russell Reportedly Drawing Significant Interest From Multiple NFL Teams

May 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell's journey back to the gridiron hasn't culminated in him landing an NFL contract, but the former top pick is reportedly closer than ever to finishing his comeback.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Russell has drawn "significant" interest from multiple teams across the league.
Rapoport was unable to disclose which teams have reached out to Russell due to conditions of anonymity, but did say it was more than one NFL franchise.
Though teams have known for months that Russell, the Raiders' No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft, is interested in making a comeback, they are reportedly starting to take his efforts more seriously after major signs of progress. According to Rapoport, Russell has lost 50 pounds since beginning his comeback attempt and is down to 265 pounds—what he weighed at the combine six years ago:
Now 27 years old, Russell has been out of football since being cut by Oakland in May 2010 following ...

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