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Payton: Saints not interested in Russell

Saints-Russell Reax

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -Saints coach Sean Payton says he doesn't think now would be the right time for New Orleans to bring in former LSU star JaMarcus Russell.

Russell was a popular college player in Louisiana, putting together a highlight-filled LSU career that led Oakland to make him the No. 1 overall draft choice of 2007. But Russell struggled with the Raiders, who released him on Thursday after thee seasons.

Payton says it's newsworthy when a top draft choice is released after only three seasons and that players like Russell often get a second chance in the NFL.

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