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    Does Russell even want to sign with the Raiders?

    This from Peter King:

    “I’m told Russell really doesn’t want to play for the Raiders anyway–that’s the biggest open secret in the league right now. Russell was never crazy about going to Team Turmoil with that leaky line, ever-changing coaching staff and weird front office. He watched as the Raiders unemotionally dealt for Culpepper. Russell knows even if he reported tomorrow, there’s a good chance this would be a redshirt year anyway.”


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    Re: Does Russell even want to sign with the Raiders?

    He and his agent told the Raiders that if you draft me, you had better be ready to pay this much. And then the Raiders go and draft him anyway.
    That's why something needs to be done about these rookie holdouts before they get worse. I actually wrote an article about this for a sports site a while back. It even offered a solution to the problem. If you want, check out the myspace blog:
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    But no matter what, sometime has GOT to be done SOON before it gets bad out of hand.

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    Re: Does Russell even want to sign with the Raiders?

    There needs to be a Rookie Salary Cap.

    1st pick can make X number of dollars
    2nd pick can make this much but not as much as the number 1 pick. etc. Down the line.

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    Re: Does Russell even want to sign with the Raiders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keenum View Post
    He and his agent told the Raiders that if you draft me, you had better be ready to pay this much. And then the Raiders go and draft him anyway.
    That's why something needs to be done about these rookie holdouts before they get worse. I actually wrote an article about this for a sports site a while back. It even offered a solution to the problem. If you want, check out the myspace blog:
    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ogID=297576171

    But no matter what, sometime has GOT to be done SOON before it gets bad out of hand.
    I'm hoping you know because I don't. What happens theoretically if Russel never signed with the Raiders? Would he be entered in next years draft? does he become a FA? I know it will never happen, but I have no idea what the rule is on that.

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    Re: Does Russell even want to sign with the Raiders?

    Other players have sat out a year and re-entered the draft. I think Bo Jackson did that way back when.

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    Re: Does Russell even want to sign with the Raiders?

    maybe they can trade his rights to the Falcons, then they can replace one overpaid QB with another overpaid QB.

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