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JaMarcus Russell a Raider at last

No. 1 draft choice JaMarcus Russell signed his six-year, $61 million contract Tuesday and is finally, officially, an Oakland Raider. After nearly six months of negotiating, it seems both sides got what they wanted via compromise. The Raiders didn’t give in to the demands of Russell and Co., who wanted $35 to $40 million guaranteed, and Russell got the highest … Continue reading

No deal yet, but Russell talks “going well”

Adam Schefter of NFL Network has reported that talks between the Oakland Raiders and No. 1 draft choice JeMarcus Russell and company are said to be “going well.” Per Schefter, no deal is expected Friday, but the sides are “making progress” and getting close to a deal. The hold-up in the holdout has reportedly been the amount … Continue reading

Raiders, Russell rep’s to meet face-to-face

The Oakland Raiders and No. 1 holdout draft pick JaMarcus Russell have a face-to-face meeting scheduled for Friday in an attempt to end the quarterback’s holdout, reports Adam Schefter of NFL Network. Russell’s agent, Eric Metz, has not publicly commented on the negotiations. Source: NFL Network. Sept. 6 – 11:58 p.m. et

Russell deal close?

ESPN is all about innovation. Instead of agents, players, coaches or front-office personnel, they’re now going straight to the source: aunts and uncles. ESPN has reported, citing JaMarcus Russell’s uncle, that the Oakland Raiders and their No. 1 holdout draft pick are close to a deal. Russell’s uncle, Ray Russell, told USA Today the Raiders “realize … Continue reading

Strahan’s fine reduced…but he’s still not happy

Michael Strahan is unhappy. Wait a minute, I’ve read that somewhere before. Oh, but wait, it’s a new reason this time. Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting that after the New York Giants reduced Michael Strahan’s fine of $514,000 to $200,000, the former holdout was “miffed.” Per Schefter, the Giants were more content with the … Continue reading

Strahan to return Monday

Adam Schefter of NFL Network has reported that New York Giants DL Michael Strahan will return to the team Monday. Strahan’s holdout lasted five weeks. He was being fined by the team for each day he did not report to camp. There is no word yet on the status of the fines, or if there … Continue reading

Monday evening notes

With the Michael Vick saga taking center stage today, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Which brings us to the newest feature of Red-Zone Report…drum-roll please…our Monday evening notes: Asante Samuel reported to Patriots camp today, and will reportedly sign a one-year tender worth $7.79 million. Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs left … Continue reading