The return of JaMarcus Russell

JaMarcus Russell has been working out and apparently has sparked interest among several NFL and CFL...

JaMarcus Russell has been working out and apparently has sparked interest among several NFL and CFL teams. (Reuters)

DION CAPUTI, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

JaMarcus Russell’s pro football career has come full circle.

Admittedly, things have not gone according to plan, but the strong-armed passer is doing what he can to right the ship.

The 27-year-old has been working out at the San Diego football academy TEST West with Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk and veteran quarterback/ex-teammate Jeff Garcia, among others.

Since weighing in at an offensive tackle-like 310 pounds upon joining the academy, Russell has lost a staggering 50 pounds — five more than his target from the outset.

Now once again listed at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, his exact measurements coming out of college, the quarterback is reportedly generating NFL interest again.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that there is “significant” interest from multiple teams, and the player would like to sign with an organization that allows him to learn behind an entrenched starter.


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