Russell out, Bennett (and McFadden) in


The Raiders officially confirmed the release of quarterback JaMarcus Russell Thursday on the “transactions” on Raiders.com, while also announcing the signing of running back Michael Bennett.

A nine-year NFL veteran, Bennett had an impressive minicamp (considering there was no tackling) and appeared to be at least the equal of Rock Cartwright as the Raiders look to replace Justin Fargas in the running back rotation behind Darren McFadden and Michael Bush (or vice versa).

If the Raiders’ Web site is any indication, Bush is the leader to be the starting running back.

In the upper left-hand corner (while facing your computer) on the lead page of Raiders.com, a McFadden figure has replaced Russell above that of quarterback Jim Plunkett.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Yo Yo Yo, posting from home and not getting paid to it isnt the same.

  • HairyBush

    What a glorious day! BUH BYE Jamarcus the hut!

  • fat kidd