The rumor mill has the Raiders with interest in Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, but word is the QB does not want to go there. If the Raiders can find a way to get a veteran QB, there are rumblings that the team may finally say they have had enough of former first overall pick JaMarcus Russell.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell weighed 290 pounds when he reported to Alameda earlier this month. Russell has already been paid most of the money guaranteed in his rookie deal and if Al Davis cuts him before this season, he will owe Russell only $3 million more, and won’t have to pay the $6.45 Million otherwise due Russell.
If the Raiders acquire Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, or any other high-profile QB, Tim Kawakami of The San Jose Mercury News thinks Russell would have to be willing to accept a major pay cut, or be released and Russell has said he wouldn’t accept a pay cut.