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JaMarcus weighs 286, J.P. Losman also meets with Redskins

If you’re already sick of hearing about the Redskins’ quarterback situation, don’t worry: Tomorrow Randy Moss and Shawne Merriman will be on new teams, and we’ll probably hear more about them than about Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman.

If you’re not already sick of hearing about the Redskins’ quarterback situation, we have some additional details about today’s surprising revelation that the team brought in JaMarcus Russell for a workout.

For starters, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Russell weighed in at 286 pounds.

Although the 6-foot-6 Russell has said he’s working hard at getting himself into shape, the scale would suggest otherwise. At the scouting combine in 2007, Russell looked pudgy when he weighed in at 265 pounds. So if he’s now 21 pounds heavier than that, he probably has a lot of work to do on the cardiovascular endurance that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says is so important.

The other news from the Redskins is that Russell isn’t the only former first-round draft pick who worked out with the team today. J.P. Losman, who was taken 22nd overall by the Bills in 2004, also worked out.

There’s no word yet on whether either Russell or Losman will actually sign with the Redskins. But they may just be there as part of Mike Shanahan’s continuing quest to show McNabb that if he can’t do things the way Shanahan wants, the coach will find a quarterback who can.

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58 Responses to “JaMarcus weighs 286, J.P. Losman also meets with Redskins”
  1. penguininbondage says: Nov 2, 2010 6:40 PM

    And he said the Eagles made the mistake? Jesus jumping on a pogo stick.
    How freaking pathetic must you be to have the spectre of Russell or Loseman replacing you?

  2. I MURDER HOES/187403 says: Nov 2, 2010 6:40 PM

    Come on give him a break… at least he’s on the right side of 300. I was guessing hes O-line size by now.

  3. jcw000 says: Nov 2, 2010 6:43 PM

    Did he work out at Tackle?

  4. pghguyy33 says: Nov 2, 2010 6:45 PM

    wow a 300 lb quarterback jeeaaaasuuus lol thats spectacular hes bigger than some lineman.

  5. Girard says: Nov 2, 2010 6:46 PM

    JaWalrus just needs to give up and sell McRibs for his new career.

  6. Richm2257 says: Nov 2, 2010 6:47 PM

    Two Eighty Six??!!!!!!
    Dude wants people to think he’s serious about a second chance in the NFL, and THIS is the weight he’s keeping??????
    Pass the drank, yo.

  7. Justin says: Nov 2, 2010 6:50 PM

    He actually lost about 30 pounds which is a feat for him considering how lazy he is. He was well over 3 bills while with the Raiders.

  8. FireJerryJones says: Nov 2, 2010 6:51 PM

    Dysfunction junction

  9. SonofaSaint says: Nov 2, 2010 6:55 PM

    ***************BREAKING NEWS***********
    Jamarcus Russel has eaten Randy Moss off waivers

  10. kevo126 says: Nov 2, 2010 6:55 PM

    “So if he’s now 21 pounds heavier than that, he probably has a lot of work to do on the cardiovascular endurance that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says is so important.”
    haha not bad

  11. Tim Tebow's Prayers says: Nov 2, 2010 6:56 PM

    If you google “cardiovascular endurance,” three of the top four stories are about McNabb/ Shanahan! This is out of hand.

  12. TouchdownRoddyWhite says: Nov 2, 2010 6:59 PM

    J.P Losman is actually has a very similar completion percentage and yards per attempt as McNabb for his career despite having played for one of the worst teams in football to start his career.
    Might not be a bad move at all. Certainly he’s better than Rex Grossman.

  13. Rat_Boy says: Nov 2, 2010 7:10 PM

    Woot Woot!!
    The Skins finally found that ever elusive Nose Tackle so Albert Haynesworthless can play end.
    Yay!!!

  14. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Nov 2, 2010 7:12 PM

    They’ll be tricked because the Shanarat duo are so smart an such “offensive geniuses” (and I DO mean Offensive), they will cut McNubb, Rexy and sign Loserman and Fat-boy!
    How could it be worse?

  15. BigAlHeBDMan says: Nov 2, 2010 7:15 PM

    And I thought Big Ben was large.

  16. 5thDown says: Nov 2, 2010 7:15 PM

    russell thought he was being worked for de

  17. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 2, 2010 7:16 PM

    wow he lost weight….that might be to small to play guard, maybe they can try him out as a right tackle…J Bust

  18. shad00w6 says: Nov 2, 2010 7:17 PM

    alot of people are bashing shannahan for giving russell a work out. People are saying shannahans going to lose the team for tryin to replace mcnabb by working out russell? I havent read anywhere russell was throwing passes, and by his weight i think shannahans working him out to replace fat albert

  19. FinFan6886 says: Nov 2, 2010 7:18 PM

    JaMarcus actually asked if he had a shot at some of that money getting thrown at guys who are not in shape and don’t really want to play in the system. He would be willing to be labled a defensive tackle in a 3-4 defense if needed but he would much rather hold the clipboard and twinkies for McNabb

  20. mrf47 says: Nov 2, 2010 7:23 PM

    What’s Jared Lorenzen up to these days?

  21. steelerfan9598 says: Nov 2, 2010 7:27 PM

    If he is concerned about cardiovascular endurance, why is he bringing in a 300lb QB? Makes no sense. Does he think JaMarcus is in better shape?

  22. brasho says: Nov 2, 2010 7:39 PM

    There are still OGs and OCs that weigh around 286… and I’m sure Russell actually dropped weight to weigh that much.
    I stated a long time ago when Russell showed up at the combine looking like a fat reject guard from the XFL that he would eat himself out of the league within 5 seasons… I was right… but now he wants back in?
    The only way he gets back into the NFL is if somebody covers the NFL with chocolate and he eats his way back in.

  23. pats307 says: Nov 2, 2010 7:51 PM

    Shanny Sez, “When Jamarcus joged on the field, he left pot-holes.
    Finally, someone who looks worse in a jogging suit than Al Davis.
    Rumors:
    Jamarcus signed with the Vikes. Chilly assures us he won’t complain about the team buffet.
    Jamarcus to the Eagles. Even Capt. Ahab can’t get near his Ribs.
    Jets pass on Jamarcus: Says Rex Ryan, “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

  24. redskinszt says: Nov 2, 2010 7:53 PM

    This has been blow out of proportion. When has Mike Shanahan said McNabb can’t do the things he wants him to do? If that was true the Redskins wouldn’t have traded for him. At no point have I read anything saying Mike Shanahan doesnt think Donovan can get the job done. You are a clown if you think a workout with Russell and JP Losman is a threat to McNabbs job. Because he took him out of a 2 minute drill? we all knew Shanahan messed up but at no point has he said Donovan McNabb is not our guy. LET IT GO. Talk about Brad Childress or something.

  25. HAILSKINS says: Nov 2, 2010 8:23 PM

    Woot Woot!!
    The Skins finally found that ever elusive Nose Tackle so Albert Haynesworthless can play end.
    Yay!!!
    HAHAHAH Classic! This is hilarious.

  26. Tenntuxx says: Nov 2, 2010 8:37 PM

    So JaMarcus is in better shape than Donovan? Sounds like ole Bill needs a sensibility endurance test!

  27. alewatcher says: Nov 2, 2010 8:37 PM

    JaLardus’s endurance at the buffet line is legendary…

  28. 8man says: Nov 2, 2010 8:40 PM

    Phat? Fat?
    Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!
    Hey, he got paid! He took Uncle Al, the kiddies pal, for a huge ride. Pass the eclairs!

  29. skinsblowpoles says: Nov 2, 2010 8:57 PM

    4skins will take anybody. my god…its over 4skins so pack it and watch your former qb JC at oakland take his team to the SB.
    weasel boy owner will crap his diaper when that happens. shanarat and son will take care of him…..

  30. GreenAsGrass says: Nov 2, 2010 9:00 PM

    That fat SOB. Why doesn’t he try out as a pitcher for the A’s instead?
    He doesn’t have a chance in THE WORLD of playing in the NFL again, unless its for a team that is so desperate then his signing would even be worse for his appearance than it is now.

  31. SATAN says: Nov 2, 2010 9:49 PM

    Shanahan had no intention of signing Jamarcus TODAY. But this was an opportunity for him to meet Jamarcus and tell him what he had to do to play in 2011. Remember he saw Jamarcus play against the Donkeys 4 times so he has some idea of the raw talent that he has so investing a Tuesday in him is a gamble worth taking.

  32. Canyonero says: Nov 2, 2010 10:16 PM

    That’s not a weight, that’s an area code!

  33. Steelbreeze says: Nov 2, 2010 10:42 PM

    Call me crazy but 286 isn’t THAT big for 6’6″

  34. Tim Couch says says: Nov 2, 2010 11:16 PM

    good, they need help at guard and center.

  35. mwcarolina says: Nov 2, 2010 11:46 PM

    well, personally i wouldnt mind JP Losman being here than cutting Grossman, i also wouldnt mind seeing Merriman in a redskin uniform.

  36. KM91 says: Nov 2, 2010 11:55 PM

    Maybe Tim Tebow has a Miracle Diet Plan…

  37. Saints-America'sTeam says: Nov 3, 2010 12:41 AM

    @SonofaSaint – The absolutely funniest comment I’ve ever read here. Well done!

  38. CanadianVikingFanII says: Nov 3, 2010 1:04 AM

    Pat Williams thinks that’s weak, 286. Put on a few more lbs JaGluttonous Ricecakes.

  39. BOYCOTTFOOTBALLcom says: Nov 3, 2010 1:09 AM

    cough syrup is high in sugar

  40. JohnnyBallsack says: Nov 3, 2010 1:55 AM

    The Skins should sign Manning. He would be a better back up QB than Grossman. Yes- I said it, Archie Manning at 61 would do a better job. And a Ouiji board summoning the the spirits of Lombardi and Allen would do a better coaching job than Shanatanrat, and relate to the players better. What the hell is up with his orange complexion? Is he hooked on spray tans? Is he trying to be the next George Hamilton?

  41. Crowder911 says: Nov 3, 2010 3:20 AM

    bringin in Jamarcus “Dunkin Donut” Russell might be Shanahans best move since arriving in Washington – as he can play either QB or NT.
    watch out McNabb & Haynesworth
    - dont be shocked if they cut both and sign Jabbarcus.

  42. PriorKnowledge says: Nov 3, 2010 3:40 AM

    Everyone here is STUPID.
    Shanahan isn’t working out Russel and Losman to replace McNabb. They are looking for someone to replace Grossman.
    Think about it. They pull McNabb and put in Sexy Rexy and on his first play, he fumbles the ball and it is run back for a touchdown. Game over. They are furious that they gave Rex Grossman a chance and he screws it up.

  43. alr1047 says: Nov 3, 2010 4:12 AM

    JaMarcASS Russell makes Randy Moss look un-slouchy…

  44. DirtMcGirt38 says: Nov 3, 2010 6:39 AM

    Don’t get too excited about Losman, ‘Skins fans. He was absolutely horrid with the Seahawks this preseason.

  45. tatum32 says: Nov 3, 2010 6:59 AM

    “But they may just be there as part of Mike Shanahan’s continuing quest to show McNabb that if he can’t do things the way Shanahan wants, the coach will find a quarterback who can.”
    Sorry John Elway has retired, and he ran Jake Plummer out in favor of….Patrick Ramsey?!

  46. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Nov 3, 2010 7:20 AM

    That is one big mo’ fo!
    Wouldn’t be hard to flush him out of the pocket.

  47. ham1 says: Nov 3, 2010 7:35 AM

    hey boysroll you little chicken****. why dont you quit clowning? You have redskin envy. Your “boys” and the whole management from skelator down is just like you…wishing they could be 4-4 and not having any clue what do do. Shut yor piehole motormouth.

  48. Jack Burton says: Nov 3, 2010 8:21 AM

    He should give Maurice Clarrett a call, he needs more help at RB than QB.

  49. Nogard13 says: Nov 3, 2010 8:21 AM

    I don’t know what the big deal is. Big Ben is 6-5 and reported to training camp at 260. Also, JaMarcus has been working out so maybe he’s built up some muscle (which, as we all know, weighs more by volume than fat. You look thinner but you weigh more).

  50. jomac006 says: Nov 3, 2010 8:22 AM

    Um, once again PFT doesn’t let the facts get in the way of a good story, all the visits at Redskins park yesterday were scheduled two-weeks ago and have nothing to do with what happened in Detroit.

  51. PriorKnowledge says: Nov 3, 2010 8:34 AM

    These things were scheduled long ago, so Mike Shanahan is just being cautious in case of injuries to both McNabb and Grossman.
    Anyway, after Grossman fumbled on his first play in Detroit that was run back for a TD ending any Redskin hope, isn’t it more likely that they were auditioning for Grossman’s job?

  52. Bwa Ha Ha says: Nov 3, 2010 9:13 AM

    Jeff George

  53. goboys82 says: Nov 3, 2010 9:23 AM

    ham1 says:
    November 3, 2010 7:35 AM
    hey boysroll you little chicken****. why dont you quit clowning? You have redskin envy. Your “boys” and the whole management from skelator down is just like you…wishing they could be 4-4 and not having any clue what do do. Shut yor piehole motormouth.
    ___________________________________
    That’s true but it’s not looking like skins are going anywhere either. Least Cowboys fans know better is coming. This is the Skins fans “savior”. LMFAO!

  54. 7o7Raider says: Nov 3, 2010 11:28 AM

    how much did he weigh after he put his second foot on the scale???

  55. Ray Guy says: Nov 3, 2010 11:53 AM

    The best day in our recent football lives was when The Fat One was cut.
    Your worst nightmare is about to begin.

  56. Bills91 says: Nov 4, 2010 1:25 PM

    Why wouldn’t they give Losman a shot, he is similiar to Cutler?
    By the way he was not horrible in Seattle, by all accounts he out played Whitehurst in camp and got mop up duty in the actual pre-season games. The more he plays the better he gets. They kept “clipboard jesus” over him because they gave up so much to get him.
    The kid keeps getting screwed where ever he goes, give him a shot.

  57. warriorking1112 says: Nov 12, 2010 3:22 AM

    what about jeff garcia or kurt warner or trent green?? thye could all PLAY A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN McNabb AND jason campbell for that matter!!! SOUNDS racist but its not its THE TRUTH!!

  58. warriorking1112 says: Nov 12, 2010 3:23 AM

    i think we are gonna beat the hell out those eagles they are not playing as great as most ppl think they barly beat a heavily injured colts tema that we injured and almost beat had McNabb stepped up, they got stomped by a injured up Titans team, we should have beat the lions but gave them that win and punk rex grossman sealed it by playing scared!! i think we come out swinging and embarrass the eagles and hurt vick on monday gbirds-13 Skins-30!! HTTR!!

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