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AFC camps: Russell won't be with Oakland for first day of camp

Updated: July 28, 2007, 12:51 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in last April's NFL draft, remains without a contract and was the most notable no-show when the Raiders reported to training camp on Thursday.

Coach Lane Kiffin refused to call Russell a holdout but acknowledged the rookie quarterback was not even in California. Instead, the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Russell remained 2,400 miles away at his home in Mobile, Ala.

"We're moving along very quickly but at the same time we're doing things ...

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