Russell finally signs with Raiders

"...Russell was guaranteed a record $29 million in his six-year $61 million deal, according to two people familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not released. He would get an additional $3 million if he reaches minimal playing time incentives."

The 48-Day contract dispute finally ended and now he can join the team for practice. They are not going to even place him on the roster for two weeks so anyone hoping to see him in action anytime soon is out of luck.

Any thoughs on this?

Lone Eagle

Registered Member
It's about time! I was beginning to think they would do the typical Raider thing and trade Russell for a 33 year old linebacker with a disciplinary problem! :scared:


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
It's about time that he signs with the Raiders, but it was worth the wait because he's going to make tons of money in the next four to six years. I don't think he's going to play a lot this season, because he needs to learn the system and everything, but I really excited to see this guy play against NFL competetion.