01-29-2013, 05:16 PM #11
02-18-2013, 06:39 PM #12
It is far more likely that Obamma will start being truthful than Russel will be playing football again.
02-18-2013, 07:09 PM #13
06-05-2013, 09:03 AM #14
Here he comes
JaMarcus Russell set for Chicago Bears workout Friday
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported May 28 that a slimmed-down JaMarcus Russell was drawing "significant" interest from more than one team. Among those teams, Rapoport heard Tuesday, were the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bears are the more serious of the two, with a source telling Rapoport that the team will host Russell and other free-agent quarterbacks for a Friday workout (the Chicago Tribune reported former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Trent Edwards and former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jordan Palmer were the other two). ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright first reported the news.
Bears coach Marc Trestman has been "intrigued" by Russell, per Rapoport. That interest turned into action once Russell finally showed a hint of commitment in returning to his rookie-year playing weight of 265 pounds.
With only journeyman Josh McCown and former Wisconsin-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard behind starter Jay Cutler, the fit makes sense for both sides. Russell's preference is to sit on the bench while learning behind a veteran. Trestman is among the most respected quarterback tutors in the NFL, earning testimonials from Steve Young, Rich Gannon and Scott Mitchell for his Midas touch in their development.
06-05-2013, 05:41 PM #15