By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 5:54 pm in Oakland Raiders.
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.