OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15: (FILE) JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders sits on the bench after being taken out of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California. According to reports on May 6, 2010, the Raiders have released quarterback JaMarcus Russell, drafted overall number one in 2007. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

JaMarcus Russell Reportedly In Washington To Work Out For Redskins

JaMarcus Russell's name is back in NFL circles. The former No. 1 overall pick will work out for the Redskins.

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Ravens to work out Russell

The defending Super Bowl champs will apparently give JaMarcus Russell a chance.

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JaMarcus Russell Won't Be Indicted For 'Purple Drank'

JaMarcus Russell has apparently been cleared by a grand jury of any charges for related a codeine-laced drink found at his home in Mobile, Ala. The grand jury made its decision after Marcus Stevenson, a friend of Russell, testified in August that he was responsible for the “purple drank” police found during a July search of Russell’s home.

"He was elated," [lawyer Donald] Briskman said of Russell. "He wants to get back into playing professional football. With this matter being resolved, hopefully it will open up avenues for him to return to the NFL."

Well, that’s part of the battle. The UFL’s Omaha Warhawks appear to have had more interest than any NFL teams, and Russell has made it clear he won’t be headed there. But at least there’s one fewer barrier in his way if an NFL team does come calling.

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Not Surprisingly, Jets No Longer Interested In JaMarcus Russell

The Jets had made an exploratory call to JaMarcus Russell’s agent last week to gauge how he’s doing and the possibility in bringing him into camp. Then JaMarcus got arrested for possession of codeine syrup. Funny how something like that will make you lose interest in offering to pay a guy to perform athletic feats for you.

The Jets recently made an exploratory call to Russell’s agent after the former No. 1 overall pick was released by the Raiders. However, a league source told me last week that the chances of Russell signing with the Jets were less than 10 percent.

Not surprisingly, the Jets are no longer interested in the career underachiever, according to a source.

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