The Raider Nation has been waiting for signs of this for a while and we now finally have it. The end looks to be near for Jamarcus Russell. The Raiders have signed JP Losman, former Buffalo Bills quarterback. Gradkowski had assumed the starting role for the Raiders until his recent injury against the Redskins.
We may see Jamarcus behind center for one more week while Losman learns the playbook but this very well could be the sign that Tom Cable is done on trying to work with Russell. Can you blame Cable though? It's long overdue for Russell to have been benched and probably 3 or 4 weeks too late. At least Cable didn't punch him in the face... excuse me... toss him into a filing cabinet.
So what does this mean for Russell? Well it frankly means he won't see the numbers he got when he was signed as the first round draft pick ever again. I hope he didn't waste the money because he'll be looking at the league minimum for QB if he can even get signed after his god awful season with the Raiders.
Why did the Raiders get rid of Jeff Garcia again?
Be that as it may, this pick up doesn't come close to fixing the Raiders problems. There are far more problems with this organization than the quarterback position starting all the way at the top with Al Davis. We let go of Norv Turner for crying out loud because he couldn't get us where Al wanted in a couple years. No one's a miracle worker Al! It's going to take time!!!
UPDATE: It's truly the end for Russell as they are having Charlie Frye start over Russell for the upcoming week.