UFL's Nighthawks now list JaMarcus Russell on roster

Earlier today, we posted an item regarding the NFL-heavy roster unveiled by the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks.

Now, another name has been added:  JaMarcus Russell.

Click the link.  There it is.  Russell’s name, between Chike Okeafor and Charles Grant.

If this is a mistake — and based on some of the other stuff that has landed on the UFL’s website it could be — the fledgling league desperately needs to get its sh-t together if it ever is to have any hope of being taken seriously.

Meanwhile, we’re trying to find out what’s going on.  It’s possible that the players in question are merely on the Nighthawks’ “dibs” list.  The website makes no such distinction.

41 responses to “UFL's Nighthawks now list JaMarcus Russell on roster

  1. read: the fledgling need desperately needs
    should read: the fledgling league desperately needs
    dammit flojo learn to proof read

  2. I would love to see a toiletbowl matchup that pits the UFL champion against the last place finisher in the NFL. The winner of that match plays next season in the NFL. The loser toils in the UFL until the can prove themselves worthy.

  3. Might I suggest that the people “who desperately need to get their sh-t together” are the bozos who repeat this without checking the facts. Is there any amount a research needed before passing on a rumor?
    The Omaha Nighthawks are getting all the free publicity they could want thanks to the failure of others to check the facts.
    Btw, Tom Brady is out mowing my lawn right now. Please pass that on too….

  4. First overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft brings quality experience to the UFL after joining the Omaha Nighthawks as a free agent
    this is what is says when you click his name

  5. see how far you got by throwing the ball from your knees, way to go JR you fooled the world into thinking you were a good player

  6. “thunderpants14 says:
    July 16, 2010 2:13 PM
    I would love to see a toiletbowl matchup that pits the UFL champion against the last place finisher in the NFL. The winner of that match plays next season in the NFL. The loser toils in the UFL until the can prove themselves worthy.”
    This could very well be the Raiders vs their former teammates. LOL. That hurt just typing that as a Raiders fan. 😦

  7. The real news is not that Russell is on the roster but that he actually isn’t there as a QB. He is there as a “water” boy but Adam Sandler style with a purple drank twist.

  8. “PRO CAREER: First overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft brings quality experience to the UFL after joining the Omaha Nighthawks as a free agent…”
    ..from their site.

  9. Who gives a shit about some dumb ass fat sloth like QB who will never throw another pass in the NFL, UFL, AFL or any other football league. He’s been paid, now let him have his sizzurp!

  10. Man. There are quite a few former Raiders on that roster list…They really do draft and sign ‘minor’ league talent.

  11. His bio on the UFL website says the following: “First overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft brings quality experience to the UFL after joining the Omaha Nighthawks as a free agent”

  12. From the Nighthawks’ website:
    “As training camp for the 2010 season draws closer, Head Coach Jeff Jagodzinski and his staff have put together a provisional roster of players they think will be able to compete at camp for a spot on the 2010 Nighthawks roster:”
    That does NOT sound like a list of players who are under contract.

  13. Yes, but can he beat out Andrew Walter and Patrick Ramsey for the starting job?….LOL

  14. numberfour says:
    July 16, 2010 2:09 PM
    read: the fledgling need desperately needs
    should read: the fledgling league desperately needs
    dammit flojo learn to proof read
    ________________________________
    hahaha…he fixed it. good catch though.

  15. That can’t be the same JaMarcus Russell that played for the Raiders. The weight isn’t listed as 300lbs.

  16. Thats a damn good minor league football team. A lot of former Raiders on there as well. Explains a lot.

  17. Disgust really, all other qb’s listed on that team are better than Jafatass anyhow..
    It is just sad we live in a society where sacks of crap like Russell and Vick get a second chance.
    Pure lowlife’s need to learn a lesson, they are scum to society and a waste of our tax dollars…..

  18. Forget Russell…Anthony Dorsett is on their roster???
    Holy crap is his Dad considering a comeback also?
    Madden should develop a UFL video game and then we could play with all our favorite players from the 90s!

  19. thunderpants14 says: “would love to see a toiletbowl matchup that pits the UFL champion against the last place finisher in the NFL. The winner of that match plays next season in the NFL. The loser toils in the UFL until the can prove themselves worthy.”
    Never happen. The NFL has way too much to lose, and the UFL will never be able to put the kind of pressure on them that the AFL was once able to do.
    That said, I am totally on board with this idea. I for one would love to see the Rams banished (relegated? Is that the right word, futbol fans?) to the minor leagues for a year.

  20. The UFL is attempting to establish itself as the potential minor league for NFL talent. It is even looking to the NFL as an investor. It seems outrageous for Florio to suggest that the UFL does not have its chit together for adding former NFL roster players to its rosters. Those former NFL players might be at least as good as- or better than – practice squad players in the NFL. It would not surprise me if Russell joins an NFL roster when injuries occur later in the season.

  21. thunderpants14, I would watch that! $heriff Goodell would have to order it, since no team, even one that is always in the playoffs would agree to the drop off in cash that playing the UFL would bring.
    The things I was hoping the remixed league and the new league would offer is something a little different than the NFL enterprise and something a little safer, both for fans and for the players, and something unique. The AFL definitely has unique covered, as the game is loaded with scoring due to defensive rules. I thought the UFL was going to be more geographical, adding players who played high school and college ball near the city like the All American Football League wanted to with Chris Leak on the Florida team. In the case of the Nighthawks, there is one Colorado player, a Northern Illinois player, one Nebraska player and one from Gustavus Adolphus in Minnesota. As someone whose school didn’t have a football team, I don’t care much about hometown pride, and I would think about traveling to see this team if tickets are cheap enough.
    Goodell might want to talk to these teams about being farm systems for expanded NFL rosters because, as much as he appears to be all about the idol of money, these other pro leagues are becoming just as quarterback-driven as his is.
    Arena football might appeal to the everyman with a lot of these guys playing mostly for love of the game and take their sore bodies to other jobs in the offseason. These quarterbacks are successful for 10-14 years in the arena game with not even a tryout in the NFL. The quarterbacks develop fan bases over the years but never rising above cult followings.
    Think about this, 2010 has Josh McCown or Andre Woodson, Daunte Culpepper and maybe Jamarcus Russell taking snaps in the UFL. More redemption stories than college stars. Imagine if Vick, Harrell, Brennan and John Beck end up playing there, and succeeding. Those are players with strong fan bases and entertaining styles. As for the rest of the rosters, they are benefiting from a larger pool of talent trying to make it in the NFL than in the days of the XFL. I like Chike Okeafor, Ahman Green and John Standeford so there are three more reasons to watch. I would argue the Nighthawks have more recognizable names on their roster than the Buffalo Bills.
    Both seem to stick with the slutty cheerleading outfits, which has been a sad tradition of AFL, but doesn’t make sense if the UFL is trying to cater to college fans.

  22. thunderpants has got it right… I’d totally watch that game… there’d be more on the line there than on the super bowl, honestly… lots of drama… a whole NFL city on the verge of losing prestige… think of the pressure on the NFL coach to win that game… it’d be great TV…
    Got a feeling though that if a NFL did sink down to the UFL, there’d be a rematch between those two teams the following year…

  23. numberfour says:
    July 16, 2010 2:09 PM
    read: the fledgling need desperately needs
    should read: the fledgling league desperately needs
    dammit flojo learn to proof read
    ——
    BOOM! it’s about time someone else pointed this out, this is by far the best football website, but also by far the worst and I mean worst when it comes to proofreading for missing words, incorrect words, double typed words, and other odd stuff. Come on! this is suppose to be professional and a part of NBC, what are you teahing our children? They read this junk and you corrupt their minds with the useless spelling….
    P.s. if any of you fools want to trash my spelling or grammar, please note that I am not a professional writer, such as Florio……..
    Jafatty fat fat fat fat fat needs some purple drank cuz i am already a lard Russell stanks !

  24. Congrats to JaMarcus Russell, from NFL’s all time draft bust to UFL’s Nighthawk quartback/”water” boy.
    At one time, there were two football leagues NFL and AFL. The AFL/AFC only became legit football after free-agency (too many small-market teams out coached/recruited by NFL/NFC).
    Anyone who has watch AAA baseball can tell you that the farm-team system is the ideal way to develope talent while providing sport entertainment and would benefit every NFL organization in a 18-game regular season.

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