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Russell to Get First NFL Start Sunday vs San Diego


In a somewhat expected move, the future is now for the Oakland Raiders, and with it will come the first NFL start of rookie QB JaMarcus Russell Sunday when the team takes on the San Diego Chargers in the season finale in Oakland.  Russell will start despite head coach Lane Kiffin saying that the QB’s “got a long ways to go.”  Russell went 7-for-23 for 83 yards with one touchdown and three picks in the teams huge 49-11 loss to the Jaguars Sunday in Jacksonville.  He played most of the final three quarters. “I haven’t been around decision making like that before, as far as just throwing the ball up across the field like he did a number of times,” Kiffin said. “I’m sure that didn’t help his confidence. Your first time playing an extended amount of time like that, to not have success can’t help.”

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