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Sources: Miami Dolphins Reach Out to Free Agent Quarterback JaMarcus Russell

Do not be fooled Miami Dolphins fans. Acquiring Jamarcus Russell could be a boon for the rest of the season
Do not be fooled Miami Dolphins fans. Acquiring Jamarcus Russell could be a boon for the rest of the seasonJeff Gross/Getty Images
Matt WagnerCorrespondent IINovember 14, 2010

According to sources, the Miami Dolphins have reached out to free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell, allegedly to attempt to schedule a workout.

Quarterbacks Chad Henne, as well as Chad Pennington, "more than likely" suffered season-ending injuries Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, leaving the Dolphins extremely thin at quarterback as a result, with Tyler Thigpen being the only healthy signal-caller on the depth chart.

This is where Russell comes into the equation.

If Henne and Pennington's injuries officially become classified as season ending, the acquisition of Russell would be a decent action by Miami Dolphins management.

Despite Russell being widely considered a monumental "bust" by the majority, Russell's acquisition would be a good safety net.

Not only would JaMarcus provide depth at the quarterback position, but he would actually have a good receiving corps to throw to with Brandon Marshall and two efficient receivers in Davone Bess and Brian Hartline at his disposal.

I am not saying in any way, shape or form that Russell will arrive in Miami and turn the NFL landscape upside down, but he will perform better than his dismal tenure with the Oakland Raiders and he will provide a decent safety net for the Dolphins during Chad Henne and Chad Pennington's rehabilitation periods.

Of course, all of this is contingent on a successful workout, and if the Miami Dolphins do indeed acquire JaMarcus Russell, there is no reason to panic.

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