The Oakland Raiders will absolution quarterback JaMarcus Russell
The Oakland Raiders will absolution quarterback JaMarcus Russell, possibly as aboriginal as Tuesday evening, NFL sources told FanHouse's Nancy Gay.
This move has no agnosticism been in the works back Oakland swung a accord with the Redskins for QB Jason Campbell on Saturday. NFL Network's Micahel Lombardi appear anon thereafter that Russell would acceptable be cut this week, and ESPN's John Clayton common Russell's aerial cachet Tuesday afternoon.
Russell, who's due to accomplish upwards of $9 actor in both 2010 and 2011, afresh angled the scales at added than 300 pounds, and his time in Oakland back getting the No. 1 aces in the 2007 abstract has been a disaster.
Last season, Russell started nine amateur and played in 12, throwing 11 interceptions to just three touchdowns. He anguish up agreeable time at QB with Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye -- with Gradkowski accepted to yield over the starting job in 2010 afore the accord for Campbell.
In three years with Oakland, Russell has angry the brawl over 38 times (15 fumbles, 23 interceptions) and hurled a simple 18 TD passes, admitting starting 25 games.
He was the No. 1 all-embracing aces in the '07 abstract out of LSU and started his aboriginal bold for the Raiders in Anniversary 17 that year, a 30-17 accident to the Chargers. Russell again started 15 amateur in 2008 and aggregate a 5-10 almanac (the Raiders accomplished 5-11), again acquaint a 2-7 almanac as a amateur in 2009 -- authoritative him 7-18 all-embracing as a starter.
Oakland would save $6.45 actor in 2010 by axing Russell -- which is one of the capital affidavit the Raiders would like to get this done above-mentioned to the team's mini-camp this weekend. He will acquire $3 actor added guaranteed, but if he were to get afflicted at any point above-mentioned to the alpha of the season, the Raiders could be on the angle for his abounding $9.45 million.