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JaMarcus Russell, who has become recognized as one of the NFL's biggest busts ever, is generating no interest from NFL teams following his codeine syrup incident. In fact, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League own his rights, and competing for a job in the CFL might be his only opportunity of football employment at this point. The Raiders released a statement last Wednesday about Russell, saying the team did everything it could do to "assist with a myriad of issues" with the former first-overall pick.

The Miami Dolphins signed fifth-round safety Rechad Jones to a four-year contract worth $1.95 million… Sam Bradford's rookie deal is expected to be worked out soon, as his agent Tom Condon plans to get negotiations going as early as next week… The Oakland Raiders signed third and fourth-round offensive line picks in Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell, respectively, to four-year contracts. Oakland also waived linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba… San Diego also signed its third-round pick, inside linebacker Donald Butler, to a four-year contract and gave fifth-round defensive tackle Cam Thomas a four-year, $1.981 million contract.

Restricted free agent Vincent Jackson will not appeal a three-game suspension that was handed down to him by the league for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy. The suspension is a result of Jackson's two DUI's. Jackson, who plans to hold out through week 10 because of a contract dispute with the San Diego Chargers, may get dealt in a trade at some point, though ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Chargers are not currently shopping Jackson. Last week, there was speculation that the Washington Redskins were leading the hunt for Jackson, as the 27-year-old wide receiver was reportedly working out with Redskins quarterback Donavan McNabb and Washington has had interest in Jackson.

Atlanta waived quarterback D.J. Shockley, and the Titans waived defensive end Jay Moore and tight end Gerald Harris… Green Bay gave fifth-round tight end Andrew Quarless a four-year contract… The Patriots signed seventh-round defensive end Brandon Deaderick to a four-year, $1.83 million contract… The Browns signed veteran wide receiver Bobby Engram and agreed to terms with sixth-round wide receiver Carlton Mitchell, signing him to a four-year contract.

The Baltimore Ravens signed third-round tight end Ed Dickson to a three-year contract, and free agents defensive tackle Hollis Thomas and running back LenDale White picked up eight and four-game suspensions, respectively. According to a source of's Mike Florio, Thomas will play for the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks.

Minnesota, which is awaiting the conclusion of the now-annual Brett Favre offseason saga, waived quarterback R.J. Archer and center Tommy Hernandez. The Vikings did, however, claim wide receiver Marko Mitchell off waivers from the Lions. Mitchell couldn't survive with Detroit, so it's unlikely he'll last long in Minnesota… The release of Lions safety Daniel Bullocks last Thursday cleared Detroit's roster of any players drafted by Matt Millen between 2002-2006… Brian Westbrook is still a free agent, but Visanthe Shiancoe of the Vikings has been putting in a good word with his team for his workout partner. However, with Minnesota's drafting of Toby Gerhart this season, it is unlikely Westbrook will become a Viking.

Former Philadelphia corner back Bobby Taylor wants to return to the NFL after a 6-year layoff. Taylor, 36, wants a nickel corner or backup safety role… Former Indianapolis Colt Dominic Rhodes signed with the UFL's Florida Tuskers… Free agent offensive tackle Florenzo Adams reportedly is looking for a four-million dollar contract.

The Detroit Lions signed former Pro Bowler Dre Bly, 33, to a two-year contract, while waiving defensive back Paul Pratt. Both of Bly's Pro Bowl appearances (2003, 2004) were when he was on the Lions roster. Bly had 29 tackles and three interceptions for San Francisco last season… Detroit also signed two seventh-rounders – wide receiver Tim Toone and defensive end Willie Young – to three-year contracts. The Lions gave third-round cornerback Amari Spievey a three-year contract, as well, and signed kicker Aaron Pettrey after releasing kicker Justin Medlock. Any Lion kicker who is not named Jason Hanson will be a fill-in at camp and a possible emergency leg if something happens to Hanson… Defensive tackle Leger Douzable was picked up by Detroit off waivers from the Rams.

Arizona signed seventh-round tight end to a four-year $1.84 million contract… The Jags waived guard Cameron Stephenson, fullback Ben Stallings, cornerback Chris Hawkins, punter Robert Malone and wide receiver Chris McGaha. They also released defensive end Reggie Hayward.'s Nick St. Denis writes the weekly AFC East Notebook and the AFC Notebook.

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