The Raiders have come to terms with number 1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell. ESPN.com sources report that the contract has a maximum value of over 68 million dollars with 32 million guaranteed over 6 years. Russell should report to practice Wednesday and (hopefully) spend the year on the sideline learning from McCown and Culpepper’s mistakes. Danny goes much more in depth.
In a move opening up a lane for Brady Quinn, the Cleveland Browns sent week 1 starter Charlie Frye to Seattle for ,reportedly, an undisclosed draft pick. Frye will be Seattle’s 3rd string QB behind Matt Hasselback and Seneca Wallace.
Seattle, in another move, sent veteran Defensive End Bryce Fisher to the Tennessee Titans for an undisclosed draft pick.
Injury news: The St. Louis Rams have lost Pro Bowler Orlando Pace for the year to a torn labrum and rotator cuff injury; The Dallas Cowboys lost Defensive Tackle Jason Ferguson for the year with a torn right bicep.
The Chicago Bears have lost Defensive Tackle Dusty Dvoracek and Saftey Mike Brown for the year with knee injuries.
The New York Giants will be without QB Eli Manning for the next two weeks with a separated shoulder, and running back Brandon Jacobs is expected to be out 3-5 weeks with a sprained MCL.
The Buffalo Bills have lost reserve Tight End Kevin Everett, who suffered a severe spinal injury on the opening kick off of the second half of Sunday’s game. He went to emergency surgery and is being kept in a deeply sedated state to give the injury the best chance to heal. Even with the top notch medical attention doctors say it is highly unlikely he will regain movement.
Update: Yahoo! sports is now reporting Everett was voluntarily moving his arms and legs tuesday night, which in the words of Dr. Barth Green shows that there is a good chance Everett may be able to walk again. “Based on our experience, the fact that he’s moving so well, so early after such a catastrophic injury means he will walk again.”
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