JaMarcus Russell has 'good chance' at NFL comeback, according to report

Ezra Shaw

After three years out of the game, a number of teams are interested in famed draft bust JaMarcus Russell.

JaMarcus Russell may find his way onto an NFL roster in 2013 as several teams are rumored to be interested in the quarterback, according to Mike Freeman at CBS Sports. One of Freeman's sources believes Russell's chances are good that a team will sign him. Russell hasn't played in the NFL since the Oakland Raiders cut him following the 2009 season and is considered among the biggest draft busts in NFL history.

Russell was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft out of LSU, but never came close to his potential in Oakland. Over his three-year career he completed 52.1 percent of his passes for 4,083 yards with 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions, posting a 65.2 career passer rating. Russell was labeled lazy and ballooned to over 300 pounds before finally being released.

In the years since his release no teams have shown interest in Russell until this year. He has lost over 30 pounds and has been working with Mark Sanchez and Jeff Garcia this offseason; he plans to hold a pro day on April 10. A number of teams have been following Russell's comeback closely and if he appears in shape, it is likely he will get an invite to training camp.

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