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A day after John Clayton reported the Raiders were preparing to cut JaMarcus Russell, Adam Schefter is reporting through his Twitter account that Russell is expected to attend this weekend’s minicamp and compete for his job.
I’m pulling for Schefter on this on this one.
An interesting minicamp becomes even better if Russell takes the field.
How does he look? Is he throwing the ball better than he did at last year’s minicamp? How many snaps does he get as compared to Jason Campbell, Charlie Frye and Kyle Boller?
My understanding is that Russell is in the building today, working out. That make sense. He’s still employed by the Raiders until told otherwise and stands to make at least $3 million.
I'm praying that he doesn't make it to mini-camp even
Uh-oh.... here comes, "Help...my back! I've fallen and I can't get up! Well, guess I'll have to go on IR at full salary...."
I've been saying that if i were the Oakland Raiders I would wait until the last possible second to cut him given what was already invested it only makes sense.
I would want to make sure that I'd expended all other resources to make sure this kid wasn't capable of turning it around. And at the last second, if I was sure he couldn't, then I'd cut his fat a^^.
As much as we may know.... we really don't know anything...we have to wait to see how this one plays out but i'm pretty sure 99.9% of us are all on the same page and want him gone before he can do any further damage to this football team. On the other hand, I'm a strong believer in second chances, and he IS only 24 years old.
As far as being on the same page, I hope the same thing can be said for the players that are on this football team. Coaches have a lot of work to do.
Al is killing me !!!!
he has to be taking a pay cut. are the raiders obligated to announce pay cuts?
Otherwise, the risk is to big on him injuring himself and getting all that money.
I would love nothing more for him to be gone, but this organization has to handle this in a practical matter.
But you know the best way to avoid ALL of this potential turmoil?..........................CUT HIS STUPID ASS NOW!!!!!!!!!.................and the problem would be solved
Whats really bad is the messege this sends the REST of the Team.
Don't work... be a lard ass... and still get paid.
I know if I was one of the borderline players trying to make the roster... it would sure piss me off.
If there ever had to be inside news that comes true, it has to be this! Don't fail us!
I can't help but think Jatwinkies has a behavior like some gov't workers. Look for every benefit and take advantage of each and every one and make sure to cover their ass if ever questioned. Some say that's smart, other have morale issues with it and realize society would collapse if everyone did it. Sort of how rich become rich, they only do deals that only benefit them, little care for anything else. Perspective can greatly effect how you judge behavior like this.
But if he comes up lame and we are stuck with him and we could have released him? I'm going to honestly snicker at the ole man being fooled again, come on this ain't the 50's this is the "I'm out for me 2000's".
Jatwinkies to me is exactly the employee you have to watch for pulling something like this. He's been plotting with his agent on the next move, it's no surprise to anyone he's dangling and they've been talking or you at least have to assume they have, plotting, frikin plotting.
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