A recent rash of injuries has left most teams in need of quarterback help as the NFL season hits the midway point, but JaMarcus Russell won’t be solving those problems anytime soon.
Russell spent this past offseason working out vigorously and losing close to 50 pounds in an attempt to make an NFL comeback. That progress has slowed in recent months, though, as the former No. 1 overall pick has been battling a knee injury and apparently isn’t yet ready to return to the field, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. His weight has also begun to fluctuate once again, making a return this season even less likely.
The Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars are among a long list of teams dealing with injured quarterbacks and unsteadiness at the position. The Rams, who lost Sam Bradford to a torn ACL on Sunday, and Houston Texans, who have now lost five straight games, were among the teams reportedly interested in working quarterbacks out this week.
Russell, who had received considerable interest from a few teams during the offseason, will not be among those working out, even though this seems like the best possible situation for him in his attempt at a comeback.