Bengals interested in signing JaMarcus Russell?
After three miserable seasons that consisted of just 18 touchdown passes, 38 turnovers and over $39 million of Al Davis' money wasted, former No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell is a man without a team.
However, despite all of the reports regarding a poor work ethic and inability to assume a leadership role, there are some teams that may be interested in adding Russell to their roster.
It appears the Cincinnati Bengals—who have yet to find a character flaw they didn’t like—may be interested.
Per NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora, the Bengals are one of the teams that have contacted Russell’s representatives.
La Canfora reports that while nothing is imminent, the Bengals could be a potential landing spot due to their current backup quarterback situation. Cincinnati currently has 30-year-old J.T. O’Sullivan as the No. 2 signal-caller (eight career starts) and Jordan Palmer—Carson’s brother—as its No. 3 (12 career attempts).
The real question you have to be asking at this point is whether Russell is actually an upgrade over two guys with very little starting experience between them.
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