According to the scroll during MNF, Len Pastabelly is reporting that the Raiders are signing JaMarcus Russell to a six-year deal on Tuesday. Go head, let him start Sunday.
San Joe Mercury News and Steve Corkran have more…
The Raiders have agreed to pay No. 1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell at least $31 million guaranteed after lengthy negotiations with the quarterback’s agents the past four days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Reaching that figure clears the way for Russell’s signing a contract at any time, perhaps as soon as today. Raiders coach Lane Kiffin confirmed as much.
“It just continues to sound like they are getting closer and closer,” Kiffin said at his weekly news conference Monday. “It could be (Monday). You just never know. I know that the sides are as close as they’ve ever been.”
The proposed deal is expected to be for six years and make it possible for Russell to earn as much as $60 million over the life of the contract.