J. Russell to Make First Start
When JaMarcus Russell's contract dispute with the Oakland Raiders caused him to miss all of training camp and the preseason, it was clear that the quarterback's rookie season was basically lost and he'd be ready for significant playing time only at the very end of the season.
That's precisely the way things have played out for the top overall selection in the NFL draft in April.
Russell and has made three relief appearances this season, and now he's getting his first pro start. Coach Lane Kiffin plans to use Russell as the starter in Sunday's season finale against the San Diego Chargers.
Russell, playing in relief of Josh McCown, threw three interceptions in last Sunday's 49-11 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has an anemic passer rating of 24.6 in his three appearances this season.
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Posted by: Ombudsman | December 26, 2007 7:59 AM
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