JaMarcus Russell Gets Tryout With Chicago Bears

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JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft, will work out for the Chicago Bears this week in an attempt to resume his career after a three-year absence, a person informed of the workout told USA TODAY Sports.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t confirmed the workout, said the Baltimore Ravens have also shown a significant amount of interest and could soon work out Russell if he doesn’t sign with the Bears as Jay Cutler’s backup.

The Bears workout was first reported by ESPNChicago.com.

Before the April draft, Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta was optimistic that Russell would get a shot to redeem himself, but he didn’t reveal that the Ravens might join the Bears in kicking the tires.

“He’ll get another shot,” DeCosta said. “The guy throws the ball better than most quarterbacks. He played at a high level in college. Guys have had second shots and really benefited. If he works hard and rededicates himself, his future is very bright.”


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