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'Significant' interest in JaMarcus Russell

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07:04 AM ET 05.29 | Now that JaMarcus Russell has lost 50 pounds and is down to 265, will NFL teams take him seriously as a roster candidate? Apparently, the answer is yes. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, there is now "significant" interest from more than one team, according to a source. Rapoport said on "NFL Total Access" that Russell -- who has hired high-powered agent Eugene Parker -- would like to sign with a team where he can sit on the bench and learn behind a respected leader at quarterback. Translation: JaMarcus Russell wants NFL teams to know that if you sign him, you'll get an eager student with excellent dietary habits. Not the schlub who used to fall asleep during team meetings.

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May 29, 2013  07:15 AM ET

The team with interest in him is "Team Jenny Craig".

May 29, 2013  07:58 AM ET

If the Jets sign him I will jump out of a window.

May 29, 2013  08:03 AM ET

If you're team is trying to steady its ship, put this guy in the bilge for ballast.

May 29, 2013  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If the Jets sign him I will jump out of a window.

I don't see any respected leaders on the Jets.

May 29, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't see any respected leaders on the Jets.

The sad part is that is true not only for the players but for the coaches, GM and owner as well. They have no leadership and no playmakers. It is going to be a long season.

May 29, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If the Jets sign him I will jump out of a window.

Make sure it's on the first floor.

May 29, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Make sure it's on the first floor.

Or put JaWalrus beneath you for a soft landing. Like a giant marshmallow.

May 29, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The sad part is that is true not only for the players but for the coaches, GM and owner as well. They have no leadership and no playmakers. It is going to be a long season.

I know the feeling.


<sigh...>

May 29, 2013  08:29 AM ET

There must be a lot of teams that need a Big Foam Finger vendor.

May 29, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Here's another guy who shoulda been a TE. Even if he had his stuff together, he couldn't play QB in the pros.

May 29, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Significant according to a source? You mean besides Eugene Parker?

May 29, 2013  08:34 AM ET

"would like to sign with a team where he can sit on the bench" ... I guess he needs to feed his family.

May 29, 2013  08:40 AM ET

oh my god.. Justmissus Russell has interest from NFL teams ?? they were right when they said there is one born every minute. !

May 29, 2013  08:40 AM ET

"....sit on the bench and learn behind a respected leader @ QB".

Does that translate to being well paid as a backup with no performance expectations and the same sullen attitude? Maybe the teams with interest in him can bring in Vince Young for a ferocious competition to determine who can make the most money sitting on the end of the bench holding a clipboard!

May 29, 2013  08:57 AM ET

I'm rooting for JaMarcus... I really hope he does well somewhere.

May 29, 2013  09:01 AM ET

"...down to 265"? I question how serious he really is and whether or not he has any true leadership skills himself. I suspect he's run out of money and just looking for a paycheck.

May 29, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Wjat a load of garbage! What kind of reporting is this? The National Enquirer? Nobody is going to take a chance on that robotussin grape juice lard butt.

May 29, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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The team with interest in him is "Team Jenny Craig".

I think Lane Bryant is coming out with a line of clothes and manziers (or bros) for men, and they want Russell as a spokesperson/model.

May 29, 2013  09:16 AM ET

And every guy who ever went before a parole board has nothing but good intentions. Than most of them return to the same facility.

 
May 29, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Maybe the teams that are interested in him are having a pie eating contest.

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