Jamarcus Russell to try out with Bears

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Jamarcus Russell to try out with Bears

Jamrcus Russell has been working out very hard to shed unwanted pounds and work his way back into the NFL. His goals are close to being realized as the Chicago Bears have invited him to tryout this Friday for their backup quarterback position. They have had a problem at the QB spot anytime starter Jay Cutler has missed time due to injury.

Russell was a highly touted player coming out of LSU as a first round pick with the Oakland Raiders. Russell has been working with former NFL QB Jeff Garcia. Garcia was quoted as saying the Bears were an “ideal” landing spot for the troubled quarterback. The other options the Bears will be or could choose to look at are as follows:

  • Trent Edwards

  • Jordan Palmer

  • Tim Tebow
  • © Jason Thomas

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Deacon Jones passes away at 74

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NFL great David “Deacon” Jones passes away at 74

The NFL defensive linemen was credited for terming the word sack for how he knocked down the opposing quarterbacks.

“Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant,” said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. “His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was a cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother.”

Jones was the leader of the Rams fearsome foursome during the 1960’s. A 14th round draft pick out of Mississippi Valley State Jones made quite an impact, unofficially recording 173 and 1/2 sacks during his career. He was also the first defensive linemen to ever record 100 tackles in a season.

He was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1980.

Jim Kelly diagnosed with cancer

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NFL great Jim Kelly diagnosed with cancer


NFL Hall of Famer and all time great, Jim Kelly, announced Monday, he has been diagnosed with Squamos Cell Carcinoma of the upper jaw bone. The Hall of Famer, who appeared in four Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills released a statement per the teams website, Jim Kelly Statement.

“This past couple of weeks has been difficult for me and because of the nature of social media I thought it would be best to share with everyone what has been going on with my health. I was recently diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone. I have undergone tests which have shown that the cancer is isolated to my upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of my body. Surgery is scheduled for June 7th and doctors have told me that the prognosis for my recovery is very good.

With the excellent medical care that I will be receiving and the loving care of my wife Jill and my daughters Erin and Camryn and the support of my entire family and friends, I am extremely confident in my road to recovery. I plan to tackle this challenge head on, as we Kelly’s always do, with toughness, perseverance and faith.

I want to thank everyone who has offered their prayers and would appreciate any prayers said for me and my family moving forward. May God continue to bless you and our family.”

Jim Kelly is the career leader in multiple Buffalo Bills passing categories.