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Jets interested in ex-Raider Russell?

Updated: June 29, 2010, 1:01 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- When he was hired in 2006, New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum vowed to look under every rock in an effort to procure talent. That apparently includes discarded boulders.

Sources tell ESPNNewYork.com that the Jets have checked on JaMarcus Russell, and they have cursory interest in the former Oakland Raiders bust who was cut recently after reportedly ballooning to 300 pounds.

The Jets are looking to acquire a veteran quarterback before training camp and, ...

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