JaMarcus Russell no longer is on the Omaha Nighthawks’ provisional roster. That could only mean two things. Russell already has disappointed the Nighthawks’ coaching staff. Or Russell is quitting football altogether.
Of course, there is the possibility that Russell believes he is above the UFL and he will find an NFL job. Remember, this is the same guy who made a public appearance in Oakland shortly after being released by the Raiders. So self-awareness might not be one of his strong suits. And it’s likely the most reasonable explanation.
In fairness to Russell, former Raiders QB Andrew Walter was listed on the Nighthawks’ roster, too, and his name also was removed.
But considering the enormity of Russell’s failure in Oakland and his recent arrest, he probably should embrace any opportunity to be a professional football player.