Free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell looked to be on the cusp of a second chance in the NFL back in late May, when it was revealed that the former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick and 2007 NFL Draft bust was garnering “significant interest” from “more than one team” after running the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds and shedding around 50 pounds.
Those days appear to be long gone, however, per Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, who said Russell “looked like an offensive tackle” at a hotel near LSU Saturday morning.
A JaMarcus Russell sighting this morning in hotel here at #LSU. Dude is a giant. Looked like an OT.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) November 23, 2013
Russell, 28, has always been a big guy, but this suggests that his hopes of returning to the NFL are toast.
In 31 games (25 starts), Russell completed 354 of 680 passes (52.1 percent) for 4,083 yards with 18 touchdowns, 23 interceptions and a 65.2 QB rating in Oakland from 2007-09. He also carried the ball 40 times for 175 yards and a score.
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