Report: Bears To Work Out JaMarcus Russell
(CBS) According to a report, the Bears will work out the former No. 1 overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, quarterback JaMarcus Russell.
Russell, who hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2009, will reportedly work out for the team Friday.
A subsequent report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport suggest Bears head coach Marc Trestman is “intrigued” by the former Raiders quarterback.
After signing a $61 million contract with $32 million guaranteed, Russell appeared in 31 games over three seasons for the Raiders. He completed 52.1% of his passes to go along with 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions for a 65.2 quarterback rating.
The Tribune reports the Bears will also work out quarterbacks Trent Edwards and Jordan Palmer.