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JaMarcus Russell could be joining the UFL

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Last month, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reported that former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell won’t be playing in the AFL or the CFL.

In the end, Russell could be landing in the UFL.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that the expansion Omaha Nighthawks could be signing Russell, who would team up with running back Ahman Green in the team’s backfield.

There’s still a long way to go before Russell would actually join the team, the internal discussions have begun, and they will continue.

He’d become the second former first-round NFL quarterback to join the five-team league for 2010. Recently, Daunte Culpepper agreed to terms with the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Russell presumably is holding out hope for an NFL job. But he ultimately needs to ask himself whether it makes more sense to hold a clipboard on game days -- or actually get live reps against guys who are good but not great football players.

Or maybe he just wants the steaks.