Finally Benched

Oakland, CA - The Oakland Raiders have pulled quarterback JaMarcus Russell in the second quarter after he committed three turnovers in the first half against the New York Jets.

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Bruce Gradkowski replaced Russell with the Raiders trailing 21-0 midway through the second quarter Sunday. Russell lost a fumble and threw two interceptions before leaving, giving him 13 turnovers this season.
Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft, has been booed recently by the frustrated home crowd in Oakland as he has failed to complete even half his passes this season.

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Posted: 10/25/09 5:36PM ET

 

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