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Jets have explored JaMarcus Russell

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Former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell -- widely considered the biggest bust in NFL draft history -- recently shed weight and is attempting an NFL comeback.

The Jets need a quarterback. Russell was once a quarterback. And the Jets have explored the possibility of adding Russell to their offseason roster.

Per Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Jets had “some very exploratory, informal discussions” about the ex-Oakland Raider. The discussions took place after the firing of G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, and among members of the organization that still have their jobs.

It doesn’t sound like a signing is imminent, but Russell should come cheap, likely on a minimum-salary deal as he attempts to turn his life and football career around.

The Jets should like the sound of that. Because Tannenbaum left them with the worst salary cap situation in the league.