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Russell goes unclaimed, clears waivers

Updated: May 7, 2010, 6:38 PM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

JaMarcus Russell is now a free agent.

As expected, the talented but extremely disappointing quarterback went unclaimed Friday and passed waivers. He is now free to sign with any team that may become interested in him.

Russell, 24, was cut by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. He was expected to go unclaimed because his salary is more than $9 million this season. Any team that would have claimed Russell would have been responsible for his salary this season. Russell ...

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