Source: JaMarcus Russell in shape

June, 7, 2013
Former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell put together a solid showing during his tryout for the Chicago Bears on Friday at Halas Hall, according to a league source who attended the session, but it doesn’t appear likely the team will look to sign him to a contract.

Russell reported to the workout in the 265-pound range, according to the source, and displayed a “big arm” and “good positive demeanor,” but also showed some rust with the timing and accuracy of some of his throws. Still from the workout, it was apparent, according to the source, that Russell has worked diligently in recent months to get back to his playing weight of approximately 265 pounds, which is what the quarterback weighed when the Raiders drafted him.

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Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter



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