JaMarcus Russell Arrested

Any hope JaMarcus Russell had of returning to the NFL likely ended today.   The former Raiders QB was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The substance was codeine syrup, spokeswoman Lori Myles said. Myles said Russell was arrested at his home early this afternoon during an undercover investigation.   He was booked into Mobile […]

Russell Given Not-So-Warm Welcome In Oakland

There was a world title fight in Oakland this weekend between Andre Ward and Allan Green, but there weren’t any Raiders around to take in the action.  Jerry McDonald was sitting ring side and reports there was a very familiar former Raider at the bout: JaMarcus Russel.  Not surprisingly, he was late. He was wearing […]

Raiders Get A Glimpse Of Slimmer Russell

After missing the first day of offseason workouts, Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell showed up for work Tuesday and according to Oakland Tribune he impressed the franchise with his slimmer look. Russell spent the past month or so working out at a training facility in Arizona, according to director of squad development Willie Brown.  Two players […]

Raiders Targeting New Head Coach?

The Oakland Raiders asked for and received permission to interview Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson for an unspecified position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jackson has aspired to become a head coach, but Oakland also has been seeking someone that could work with and develop former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell. When the […]

You Stay Classy, Oakland

Earlier this season the Oakland Raiders attempted to prevent Rich Gannon from calling their games as an analyst.  Even after that fiasco, the former Super Bowl quarterback offered the team his help with their struggling signal caller.  The team’s response is pure Raiders. “It’s Rich that needs the help,” Raiders senior executive John Herrera said.  […]

JaMarcus Russell’s Vegas Vacation

Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell missed the team’s final team meeting of the 2009 season, but was excused due to “personal” reasons.  The real reason was much more LJesque, according to the Oakland Tribune’s Cam Inman. A reader, who commented on my Tuesday column to ditch Russell, claimed Russell was in Vegas at The Palms […]

Around The Web: Lance’s Chance, Russell Era Over (For Now), Reed Peeved

With suspended Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe out a month, Todd Haley needs one of his other players to step up and fill the void.  Bob Gretz takes a look at one of those players — Lance Long — that will try to take advantage of the opportunity, even if he doesn’t look the part. “I’m […]

Players To Watch: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders

The Kansas City Chiefs begin the post-LJ era in Oakland against the Raiders on Sunday.  Can they pick up their second win of the season?  Will Tom Cable break someone’s jaw? Here are three players (Offense, Defense and Special Teams) from each team to keep your eyes on. Chiefs Offense: Matt Cassel Cassel made his […]

Garcia Rips Raiders

The Chiefs may have lost to the Raiders two weeks ago, but Oakland has been dealing with nothing but off-the-field issues since.  First they had to deal with the news about assistant coach Randy Hanson telling police that head coach Tom Cable broke his jaw.  Then yesterday, Jeff Garcia took to the airwaves to attack […]

Players To Watch: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders tomorrow at Arrowhead Stadium.  Can Todd Haley get his first win as a head coach in front of the hometown fans? Here are three players (Offense, Defense and Special Teams) from each team to keep your eyes on. Chiefs Offense: Matt Cassel Will he or won’t […]

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