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Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell is looking for another chance

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell is looking for another chance

It's been nine years since Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders selected JaMarcus Russell first overall in the 2007 NFL Draft, selecting him to be the team's franchise quarterback. 

The selection proved to be a mistake early on when Russell held out of his first training camp because of contract disputes before eventually settling on a deal worth $61 million, including $32 million guaranteed. Russell spent just three years with the Raiders before being released in 2010, going 7-and-18 in 25 starts, completing 52 percent of his passes for 4,083 yards while throwing 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

The former LSU star hasn't seen an NFL field since being cut, but did attempted a comeback with the Chicago Bears in 2013 before they decided against it.

But now the former No. 1 pick is looking to show any NFL team that he's ready to display his talents again, and now he's willing to do it for free if given a second chance, according to Sports Illustrated.

"You might see me back," he said in a video interview on SI.com. "You never know, man. You never know... whatever it is -- I can be a water boy and work my way into a scout team. It doesn't matter. I'll go play for free."

Despite willing to play for free, odds are the Oakland Raiders won't be calling him anytime soon. 


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