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Jamarcus Russell Released - Potential Back-up

Raiders released QB JaMarcus Russell.

Russell didn't show enough at last week's minicamp for Al Davis to justify carrying him as a $6.5 million risk throughout the spring and summer. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft, selected over then-coach Lane Kiffin's objections, finishes his Raiders career with a 7-18 record, 52.1 completion percentage, 18:23 TD-to-INT ratio and a 65.2 passer rating. Considering his bloated contract (Davis paid him $40M over the past 3+ years), Russell may have bypassed Ryan Leaf as the biggest bust in NFL draft history. Don't expect to see any other teams rushing out to sign Russell, though we've heard rumors that the Colts may kick his tires down the road.

It is obvious that the Raider loss is our potential gain.  He has all the tools.  Poll time!

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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