Comments Off on The Break Up: JaMarcus Russell and the Oakland Raiders Part Ways
The Oakland Raiders have decided to part ways with JaMarcus Russell. This is a move that makes a lot of sense for both sides. The Raiders traded for Jason Campbell on draft weekend, and that made Russell's future with the Raiders a bit cloudy. Campbell is the favorite to start, and the Raiders were not excited about paying nine million dollars to a backup QB. Russell joined the Raiders in 2007 as the No. 1 draft pick. Al Davis fell in love with his arm strength.  Many argue that Russell was not a true No. 1 pick, but it was a position of need for the Raiders and Davis made the pick. The Raiders needed more than a 21-year-old raw talent like Russell to get them out of their losing slump.   Lack of Surrounding Talent Whether you liked Russell or not, there is no denying that h ...

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