Even after the Oakland Raiders traded for Jason Campbell, coach Tom Cable said it was possible for JaMarcus Russell to earn the starting job. But a new report says the Raiders are going to cut Russell, possibly as soon as this week.
John Clayton of ESPN reports that the Raiders cutting Russell is a matter of “when,” not “if,” and that the team could release Russell before Oakland’s upcoming minicamp, which opens Friday.
The Raiders will save $6.45 million if they cut Russell this year. It should probably go without saying that there’s no trade market for him.
If Russell goes, the Raiders would have four quarterbacks left on their roster: Campbell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye and Kyle Boller.