It likely goes without saying, but it’s still not official until someone actually says it.
The Jets no longer have any interest in free-agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell, given his arrest on Monday for possession of codeine-laced cough syrup.
Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the likelihood of the Jets signing Russell stood as of last week at less than 10 percent. Now, per Mehta, it’s at zero.
It’s unknown whether the Jets have any lingering interest in quarterback Mark Brunell, who recently filed for bankruptcy. Under the “Final Eight Plan” contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Jets may sign Brunnell, who became a free agent via the expiration of his contract with the Saints, as of July 22.
Meanwhile, the Vikings also reportedly had some interest in Russell. We assume they’ve lost interest as well — unless they can devise some creative marketing ideas in light of the team’s color scheme and Russell’s alleged propensity for “purple drank.”