This off-season just keeps getting better and better ... QB JaMarcus Russell was released today. This deliberate and decisive move saves the organization $6.45M and the players and coaching staff from the unnecessary distraction of Russell polluting the field with his negative energy. A new era in Raider football feels like it is officially underway. Brilliant! No one, and I mean nobody, has ever been a more skilled check casher in the history of the NFL. Russell had the supreme,top-level skills to get an ink pen, endorse the back of the check and slide it to the teller. As $39M circles the drain in Alameda, it is time to put this ugly chapter behind us with truly a fresh start.