By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 2:27 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Willie Brown says JaMarcus Russell’s weight loss was “significant.”
Tim Kawakami reports through his Twitter account that Russell weighed in at 271.
Taken together, it makes those “Russell nearing three bills” rumors look on the mark.
None of this is going to go away until the Raiders make Russell available, and even then it’s doubtful anyone will cop to an exact weight.
None of this is going to matter, of course, if Russell begins completing passes all over the field at his first minicamp.
We’ll probably never know if Brown is telling the truth, and Kawakami isn’t about to reveal his source, and any unnamed source is to be viewed skeptically.
This wouldn’t be a problem if Russell had showed up weighing between 245 an 250 pounds.
Even the Raiders would have found a way to leak that information.