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Report: Jets considered JaMarcus Russell

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In a continued attempt to push starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, the New York Jets have had "exploratory, informal discussions" regarding former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, according to a Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger Report.

Similar to the thinking that led to the deal for Tim Tebow, the team remains concerned about Sanchez, who is guaranteed an $8.25 million salary in 2013, according to the paper.

The failed Tebow experiment cost general manager Mike Tannenbaum his job. The Jets also had scouted college quarterbacks Geno Smith (West Virginia), Ryan Nassib (Syracuse) and Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech), according to the Star-Ledger.

Russell recently decided to stage a comeback and hopes to return to the NFL next season.

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