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Jamarcus Russell holding pro day, is comeback possible?

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04:04 PM ET 02.22 | Jamarcus Russell's name has become a punchline, but the overweight, overpaid former top pick is trying to work his way back into the NFL and will hold a pro day sometime around April 10.

Russell is reportedly under 300 pounds, per Andrew Perloff of SI, and is capable of running a 5.2 40, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. Neither of those are numbers worth writing home about, but for a guy who hasn't played a snap since 2009, its a start. Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports Larry Fitzgerald will help with his pro day as a wide receiver.

If you don't remember Russell's story, he was the top pick in 2007 out of LSU, but in three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, he threw more picks - 23 - than touchdowns - 18 - and was arrested for illegal codeine possession in 2010. His comeback is a longshot, but for a guy who displayed the talent he did in college, its not impossible.

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, Ezra Shaw Ezra Shaw
February 22, 2013  04:28 PM ET

" His comeback is a longshot, but for a guy who displayed the talent he did in college, its not impossible."


not impossible, but highly improbable..

February 22, 2013  04:46 PM ET

Again? Isn't this about the third time in the last 3 weeks for this same story? Just different ways of writing it.

February 22, 2013  04:59 PM ET

His comeback is a longshot ... its not impossible.

Yeah. It is.

February 22, 2013  05:15 PM ET

Will anyone show other than TO ??

February 22, 2013  05:26 PM ET

I'd sign him in a second! (To sell beer in the stands).

February 22, 2013  05:52 PM ET

If no one shows up, is it still considered a pro day?

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February 22, 2013  06:24 PM ET

I'm sure scouts will be impressed by that blistering 40 time...

February 22, 2013  06:54 PM ET

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

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February 22, 2013  07:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If no one shows up, is it still considered a pro day?

Ask T.O. He's got first-hand experience with that very thing.

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February 22, 2013  07:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Do hookers count?

I don't think Russell has enough cash... unless he found some ladies willing to work for IOUs.

February 22, 2013  07:58 PM ET

Haaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........!!! Haaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! U can't make this stuff up!!!

February 22, 2013  07:59 PM ET

He needs more doughnut money!!

February 22, 2013  08:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I don't think Russell has enough cash... unless he found some ladies willing to work for IOUs.

I hear Crash Test Dummy pays alot. He could make alot of dough doing that. I bet the Raiders would even give him a reference.

February 22, 2013  08:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Ask T.O. He's got first-hand experience with that very thing.

TO is busy knocking on someone's door!

February 22, 2013  09:02 PM ET

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. What GM would risk becoming the potential laughing stock of the NFL? If Russell really wanted to play football then first of all he would have taken his duties at Oakland more seriously. Then after being let go from Oakland he would have gone straight to the CFL and played some ball. Why didn't he go to the CFL? If he failed in the CFL he would never get another chance in the gullible NFL.

Russell doesn't care about football he is more concerned about being the center of attention and having the spotlight directed back in his direction. What GM is going allow Russell and his divisive character to infiltrate the team facilities?

February 22, 2013  09:54 PM ET

Word is he's serving lunch to the scouts.

 
February 22, 2013  10:07 PM ET

Beats eating the government cheese and peanut butter from a few years back.

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