JaMarcus Russell's Holdout

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  1. BattleRedToro

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    What happens if Russell and Oakland never agree to a contract?

    Does Russell become a Free Agent at some point or does he have to reenter the NFL Draft?
     
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    he'll have to wait for the '08 draft.
     
  3. nunusguy

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    I dunno, but I think a player coming out of college only appears in the Draft once ?
    What I'd like to know is at what point do the Raiders lose their rights to negotiate exlusively with him. I guess that's the same as your, which is when would he become a FA ?
    What's the big sticking point ? The money or terms of the contract ?
     
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    I think he goes back into the draft, Bo Jackson was drafted #1 overall by TB and didn't sign, he went to the Royals and played baseball then got drafted in 7th round by the raiders

    I may be wrong
     
  5. BattleRedToro

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    From what I heard, the Raiders are continuing to offer him the same contract that he turned down before the draft.
     
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    on a side note, what happens to the Raiders? compensatory pick for that?(not a first rounder, but?)

    or is it that just just for players that sign away from a team(compensatory pick)
     
  7. BattleRedToro

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    That is correct about Bo Jackson, but I don't know if the rules about contract holdouts and the draft are the same today as they were then.
     
  8. hollywood_texan

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    What are the numbers?

    What side is being unreasonable?

    If Russell is doing this, imagine what Reggie Bush would have done last year at #1 overall.
     


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    That's probably the reason the Texans always have a #1 pick signed before they draft them. Smart on the team's part.
     
  10. BattleRedToro

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    I don't know the numbers. I just remember hearing sports reporters commenting on it, and they seemed to indicate the holdout is the Raiders' fault.
     
  11. whiskeyrbl

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    I heard he wants $30 million guaranted and Al Davis saidNO
     
  12. PapaL

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    If the Raiders do not sign him he is then elgible to enter next years draft. The Raiders do not get anything (well they save a ton of money on the cap but are left without a player).
     
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    http://www.raiderfans.net/forum/rai...very-disappointing-pre-season-winds-down.html
     
  14. BattleRedToro

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    Well, even if he never signs, the Raiders will get first shot at him again next year, because they will likely be picking first again.
     
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    At the end of the day, this year is already wasted for him. Even if he is better than Culpepper, 0% chance in him starting any point. He will be riding the pine, and collecting his $30M+, until next season.
     
  16. YoungTexanFan

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    He is so stupid. He is honestly one of the stupidest people in the NFL or College or just period. He had an honest shot to win the QB job out of camp, and he is turning that down over a paultry few million that is sure to be lost in various taxes. He was guaranteed 30-32 million just from the contract, and if he does what is expected of his draft position and hype, he could have more than the difference between that 32 million and his stupid demands in endorsments and advertising. Basicly, he has cost himself playtime, respect, and in the big scheme, a lot of money. Just stupid.
     
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    This is why Calvin Johnson should have been #1.....
     
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    I lost respect for Russell over this thing.
     
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    If he doesn't sign with the Raiders, he loses one year of salary that he will never get back.

    I don't understand this situation...

    It just doesn't make sense.
     
  20. nunusguy

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    I pretty much agree with what you've said, certainly the tone of it.
    I dunno who his agent is, but whoever he did choose, that choice was probably his biggest mistake.
    Somebody personally close to him, be it a family member or friend, needs to get next to him and explain he needs to get hold of his agent and let him know who is working for who. Or maybe just replace him right now would be the best move ?
     

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