Former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell still says he’s working hard as he tries to earn a second chance in the NFL, but he is no longer planning to show off the progress he has made this week.
Russell had been planning to hold his own Pro Day workout on Wednesday, but according to Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Russell will not have a Pro Day after all. Russell only wants to work out for teams individually.
If Russell is looking as good in workouts as the people around him have claimed, it’s surprising that he wouldn’t want to show that fact off in an open setting where any team that wants to send a scout could take a look. Perhaps Russell called this off because no teams were planning to attend.
The 27-year-old Russell is only six years removed from a Pro Day that wowed scouts and convinced the Raiders to take him with the first overall pick in the draft. Now he just hopes some NFL team is interested in watching him work out with the possibility of giving him an invitation to training camp.