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Source: Ravens not interested in Jamarcus Russell

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The Bears may not be the only team interested in quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft.  But if another team is interested in Russell, we’re told it’s not the Ravens.

That’s contrary to reports from both Mike Garafolo of USA Today and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.  But that’s what we’re told, from a source we trust.  (As opposed to the sources that we, you know, don’t trust.)

Russell has lost 50 pounds in his quest to return to the NFL.  But interest has been tepid, at best.

If we’re wrong, the consolation will be that the Ravens’ color scheme dovetails quite nicely with one of his favorite beverages.  Allegedly.

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21 Responses to “Source: Ravens not interested in Jamarcus Russell”
  1. MichaelWrites says: Jun 4, 2013 6:16 PM

    They’re not interested in Tebow either. Congratulations, JaMarcus, for getting the same headlines.

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:18 PM

    If anything, he’s got Cincy written all over him…

  3. dlbpatsfan says: Jun 4, 2013 6:19 PM

    Let’s just use some simple logic here and think to ourselves why those reports were so irrelevant. Why in the hell would the Ravens pick up this guy, I mean really? Come on now, if it were true well then Ozzie Newsome and every high ranking official on the Ravens are stupid. But that’s not the case.

  4. voddyt says: Jun 4, 2013 6:23 PM

    Two stories in a row with the “you know” line. Gotta throw the flag on that. 5 yards for lazy editing.

  5. mazblast says: Jun 4, 2013 6:25 PM

    In related news, Generalissimo Franco is still dead.

  6. thewarrenmoon says: Jun 4, 2013 6:38 PM

    Why would they? This is a non-story.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 4, 2013 6:39 PM

    Well maybe Jeff Garcia just knows how to train and work with QBs better than the guys that get paid to do it. There’s a lot of terrible QB coaches in this league, and kudos to JR for working hard to get a chance at the very least. He must have done something right or he wouldn’t have been invited.

  8. thestiffxone says: Jun 4, 2013 6:41 PM

    Hopefully this doesnt turn into another “blah blah team doesnt want tebow” thing…

  9. immafubared says: Jun 4, 2013 7:13 PM

    I see Jamarcus going to the Bills or Arizona or the Bears as a backup.

  10. logicallvoicesays says: Jun 4, 2013 7:14 PM

    The Redskins should sign him. He’s a better QB than RGIII can ever hope to be. #BurgundyandGoldSubStandard

  11. evansvc says: Jun 4, 2013 7:40 PM

    Vince Young is one of the better quarterback on the market, as a backup or starter….. He’s a Low cost – High reward type of guy….All VY need is a fair chance to compete…. and he will show everyone that he can perform at a high level and can still be a GAME CHANGER

  12. vincelombardisghost says: Jun 4, 2013 7:49 PM

    Happiest guy in America is Tony Mandarich. He’s no longer considered the biggest NFL bust. That title goes to Jamarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf.

  13. jayquintana says: Jun 4, 2013 8:16 PM

    Gosh, really? I thought for certain they’d bring him in to challenge Flacco.

  14. msclemons67 says: Jun 4, 2013 8:40 PM

    Don’t the Ravens need some depth at guard? Why not give JaMarcus a shot?

  15. abninf says: Jun 4, 2013 9:12 PM

    I got dat drank, I got dat drank, that purple drank

  16. getyourownname says: Jun 4, 2013 9:17 PM

    They could be interested in a camp body. At nose tackle.

    Seriously, are we going to see an article about every team stating (or, that pseudo-journalistic favorite, a “source” stating) lack of interest in Russell?

  17. raiderinva says: Jun 4, 2013 9:32 PM

    JaMarcus Russell hired PR Director Zak Gilbert. Now the Bears want his as there QB and the Ravens feel compelled to say no to him.

    With PR Director Zak Gilbert on the pay roll, JaMarcus Russell is no longer the biggest bust in NFL history.

    Damn you Mark Davis……

  18. lagg1 says: Jun 4, 2013 10:11 PM

    He just wants to be paid.

  19. nananatman says: Jun 5, 2013 9:22 AM

    Mmm and when he opens a company he can name it Ravens Purple Drank.

  20. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 5, 2013 3:59 PM

    Stop telling us who isn’t interesed in Russell. Since no one is, it’s not much of a story is it? Let us know if a team is really gung ho about this guy. Then you have something.

  21. dougydougdoug says: Jun 6, 2013 6:55 PM

    vincelombardisghost says: Jun 4, 2013 7:49 PM

    Happiest guy in America is Tony Mandarich. He’s no longer considered the biggest NFL bust. That title goes to Jamarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf.

    ——-

    Indeed! Russell set a new standard for horrible. And that move to draft him by the Crypt Keeper set the Raiders back about a decade.

    Leaf was absolutely horrible. But at least he never played for the Raiders. So, he can at least keep his chin up about that. In prison.

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