JaMarcus Russell, former No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, will get his first chance at returning to the NFL on Friday when he will work out for the Chicago Bears, according to an ESPN Chicago report. Russell’s agent, Eugene Parker, had no comment on the matter.
Last week, it was reported that Russell has lost nearly 50 pounds since attempting his comeback and that several teams were interested in him. Russell now reportedly tips the scales at 265 pounds, which was his weight when the Oakland Raiders selected him in 2007.
The Bears currently field three quarterbacks including Jay Cutler, Josh McCown and Matt Blanchard, but according to the report, “are contemplating whether they want to bring in a fourth quarterback to training camp.”
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