Report: 'Good chance' JaMarcus gets shot at NFL comeback

Report: 'Good chance' JaMarcus gets shot at NFL comeback
April 4, 2013, 10:45 am
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JaMarcus Russell has already shed 27 pounds working out for his NFL comeback. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Widely regarded as the biggest draft bust in NFL history, former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell might get a chance to re-write that legacy.

Multiple teams are interested in the 2007 No. 1 overall draft pick, according to a report, which cited an NFC scout.

"I've been following his comeback story pretty closely. I think a lot of teams are. Good chance he gets a second shot."

Russell began his comeback attempt at 315 pounds. Tuesday, in what he called the half-way mark of his training camp, he weighed in at 288 pounds. The 27-year old still has 18 pounds to shed before he reaches his goal of 270.

In a year when the NFL Draft offers a relatively shallow pool of quarterbacks, Russell's comeback attempt is well timed.

The three-year NFL veteran completed 354 of 680 pass attempts (.521) for 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions with the Raiders before he was released May 6, 2010.