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Oakland Raiders Finally Release JaMarcus Russell

I said it wouldn't happen, but I stand correctedand elated!

ESPN and the NFL Network are now reporting that the Oakland Raiders have released former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell. This move doesn't surprise too many people, but I certainly was a little shocked. Not because I think Russell deserves to remain on the roster, but because I thought Al Davis wasn't willing to give up on him just yet.

I was wrong, and thrilled to be so!

Russell has never come close to living up to the expectations that are placed on all No. 1 picks. He held out of preseason camp as a rookie (where he often arrives overweight and out of shape) and he has shown not a modicum of interest in perfecting his craft.

His career stats were less...

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