The Jamarcus Rumors Are Bogus/Todd Wade To Sign Today
First of all, before this becomes an internet craze and takes on a life of its own, I have people in authority at Redskins Park telling me with much vigor that the team is in no way trying to trade up and take the LSU QB first overall. There is nothing to this at all. Get your fingers off the mouse and do not send another email floating this junk. No need to waste any more time on it.
The Skins love Campbell and want to give him every chance to succeed. They are actually trying to trade down from everything I've heard and the idea that The Owner is infatuated with Russell and willing to blow up this draft and trade a potential franchise QB they gave up a lot of get just two years ago is naive. The Snyder commands ultimate authority over there, but this idea, as reported on Yahoo.com, is lunacy.
Everybody takes their shots at The Snyder for one reason or another, but at least have some facts in line before you do. Everything I have heard tells me that Russell's agents are behind this, spoon-feeding it to reporters at the Pro Day, to create a market for their player. They want Oakland to have to compete with someone to get every last dollar for their client, and creating the perception that Dan The Man was going to offering huge money and trying to get this kid only helps their position.
I actually spoke to one of his reprensatives Wed. night - I called earlier about a completely unrelated matter and never gave consideration for a second that the Skins were after Russell - and got an earfull of how much the Skins love him and Snyder is out to get him.
Again, I am told this is completely false, and I wouldn't be shocked that should this rumor get too out of control Coach Joe might even come out and make a statement on it if need be. For now, though, they hope it dies and isn't something that JC would heard about or have to worry about, because it's not true.
Okay, now on to Todd Wade. His agent, Ken Kremer, emailed to say Todd has agreed to terms on a two-year deal, and will sign it today. I am guessing the numbers Schefter reported - $3.5 guaranteed and $6 million total - are probably right now, but have yet to hear them myself, so I can only go with what I know for now.
Look for the Skins to announce the Yoder deal by tomorrow, and probably announce Wade by Friday as well.
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