Russell is still a young guy, even though he is larger than most.
This is not a make-or-break year for Russell; he has too much talent just for the Oakland Raiders to release him and try to start over.
He is trying to take the steps to become a leader of the organization, even with Jeff Garcia hot on his heels.
So I think Al Davis will want to keep that big arm in Oakland for a while...
Unless we go 0-16.