As we suspected, the New York Jets' "very exploratory, informal discussions" regarding former Oakland Raiders draft bust JaMarcus Russell were severely overblown.

A source with knowledge of the Jets' plans told Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger, which had the original report, that the Jets are not interested in Russell after all. As a matter of common practice, the personnel department of an NFL team performs due diligence on all available free agents. The Jets' interest never advanced beyond that level, according to the report.