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Russell working out for Bears, Ravens and mystery team

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06:59 AM ET 06.05 | Interest in JaMarcus Russell's comeback may, indeed, be on the rise. Despite what was an odorous, hugely failed attempt to become a professional quarterback, Russell has something few human beings possess -- a booming arm. ... CBSSports.com has confirmed an ESPNChicago report that the Bears are planning to work out Russell. Emphasis on planning. The workout hasn't been exactly set yet but it appears it will happen. A league source said at least three teams are interested in Russell -- the Bears and the Ravens are two of them, I'm told. USA Today first reported the Ravens' interest. I've also been told there is a third team -- the old mystery team -- and that team may be in the NFC West.

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June 5, 2013  07:24 AM ET
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Mystery team? Jets?

Why not? If they throw enough ish at the walls, something will eventually stick.

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June 5, 2013  07:38 AM ET
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....but this poo has worms

makes it more likely that it's the Jets

June 5, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Didn't the Jest try this clown out for their circus a year or two ago?

I'll be happier when the media stops treating this guy like he's actually going to be signed by anyone.

June 5, 2013  07:59 AM ET

Maybe the "mystery team" is the NFL team owned by Te'o's dead, imaginary girlfriend.

June 5, 2013  08:00 AM ET
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Why not? If they throw enough ish at the walls, something will eventually stick.

If they Jets really, really, really want to implode, they should sign Favre, Moss, and Mushmooth.

June 5, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Mystery team..... Burger King.

June 5, 2013  08:05 AM ET
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Mystery team..... Burger King.

I thought maybe he was going bowling with TO.

June 5, 2013  08:10 AM ET
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Mystery team? Jets?

Just what I was thinking. Mystery team = Jets. Either that or he's trying out for the lingerie football league

June 5, 2013  08:21 AM ET

What they don't tell you is all the favors Russells agent promised the teams that allowed Russell to step foot on their property.

Sorry I can't picture Russell as a backup to Cutler or Flacco. I wonder if it is beneath Russell to be designated to the 3rd string practice squad QB? I can only picture him on some CFL team.

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June 5, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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What they don't tell you is all the favors Russells agent promised the teams that allowed Russell to step foot on their property. Sorry I can't picture Russell as a backup to Cutler or Flacco. I wonder if it is beneath Russell to be designated to the 3rd string practice squad QB? I can only picture him on some CFL team.

I hope it's not beneath Russell to be the 3rd string QB, or at least paid like it... it's likely the best/only offer he would get from any NFL team.

June 5, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Some team should be looking into whether it's surgically possible to transplant Russell's booming arm onto Tebow. This sounds like a project Snider in DC or JJ in Dallas would fund. If it's sucessfull they could go from Romo at QB to a Robo QB in Dallas. ;^D

June 5, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Ravens do need a back up center.

June 5, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Ravens do need a back up center.

Jets do need a back-up elephant.

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June 5, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I hope it's not beneath Russell to be the 3rd string QB, or at least paid like it... it's likely the best/only offer he would get from any NFL team.

To think that JaMarcus will ever take a live snap in a regular season football game again is such a stretch of the imagination.

June 5, 2013  09:30 AM ET

The mystery team is the NE England Patriots. They can finally get rid of Brady and have a real QB....

 
June 5, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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To think that JaMarcus will ever take a live snap in a regular season football game again is such a stretch of the imagination.

He's visiting Chicago... my imagination is already stretched bit with that news.

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