Raiders to start Frye over Russell

Oakland to keep 2007 No. 1 overall pick on bench. News Wire

Print This December 16, 2009, 03:06 PM EST


DENVER -- Charlie Frye will start at quarterback over former starter JaMarcus Russell when the Oakland Raiders visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Coach Tom Cable said in a conference call with Denver media on Wednesday that Russell will be his No. 2 quarterback, with the newly signed J.P. Losman third.

Bruce Gradkowski supplanted Russell as the starter a month ago, but he missed the second half of Oakland's loss to Washington last week with two damaged MCL knee ligaments.

What does Frye's promotion mean to Russell, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2007 draft? "It means he continues to develop," Cable said.


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