View Full Version : Gary Russell to Oakland

05-09-2009, 12:17 PM
per Dale Lolley

In case you missed it in the past couple of days, former Steelers draft pick Orien Harris was traded from Cincinnati to St. Louis as part of the Brian Leonard deal, while running back Gary Russell signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Harris was a fourth-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2006 who just didn't quite fit as a 3-4 end as the team had hoped.

He was signed by Cleveland off Pittsburgh's practice squad later that year and has continued to kick around the league as a reserve.

Russell, meanwhile, is on his third team in a month, having signed with Cincinnati soon after being released by Pittsburgh. The Bengals released him last week.

05-11-2009, 09:51 AM
The Raiders have Darren McFadden, Justin Fargas, Michael Bush, and just signed Lorenzo Neal to be their fullback. While they suck pretty much everywhere else throughout the rest of their roster, RB is the one place where Oakland is pretty well stocked. Russell might find it difficult to make the team out there.