Don’t celebrate yet, Raider Nation.
Al Davis’ favorite “false rumor monger” (Adam Schefter) reports that the Raiders plan to have Russell attend this weekend’s mandatory minicamp. And compete. (Yikes.)
This report directly conflicts with Schefter’s co-worker John Clayton, who said the Raiders were preparing to cut Russell.
I mentioned the story to Florio, who has a conspiracy theory that make sense. Perhaps the Raiders don’t believe Russell wants to show, and could use his absence as a reason to go after his money.
Either way, it’s Russell’s move. Looks like we have to hold off that all-time bust debate for now.