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Brian Russell | Defensive Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/5/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
College: San Diego State

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Texans re-signed S Brian Russell.
Russell provides depth with Dominique Barber on I.R. Tue, Dec 29, 2009 08:57:00 PM

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Texans released S Brian Russell.

Russell couldn't crack the Texans' rotation at safety.
Wed, Dec 23, 2009 01:22:00 PM

Texans signed S Brian Russell, formerly of the Jaguars.

Russell, 32 in February, started all of the Seahawks' 32 games in 2007-2008, but was released last offseason and has bounced around ever since. He'll add depth behind FS John Busing and SS Bernard Pollard for the Texans.
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 01:40:00 PM

Jaguars released S Brian Russell.

Ruseell, 31, isn't even needed in the secondary with Rashean Mathis (groin) out.
Sat, Nov 21, 2009 04:23:00 PM

Jaguars signed DB Brian Russell, formerly of the Seahawks.

The Jags will likely use Brian Russell as Reggie Nelson's backup at free safety, pushing Gerald Alexander over to strong safety behind Sean Considine.
Tue, Sep 8, 2009 03:38:00 PM

Free agents DB Brian Russell and OG Kynan Forney are currently en route to Jacksonville and expected to sign with the Jaguars on Tuesday.

The deals are pending physicals. Both vets would be backups on the Jags. Russell would likely fall in behind starting strong safety Sean Considine.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 10:47:00 PM

Seahawks released FS Brian Russell.

Seattle will probably start Jordan Babineaux at free safety this year, and the downgrade is negligible. Russell, 31, wasn't worth his $2.1 million salary as a declining backup-caliber safety. He could draw interest from Oakland, where former Seahawks coordinator John Marshall is now running the defense. Then again, Russell lacks "Raider speed."
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 04:54:00 PM

Brian Russell is first in line to start at free safety in Seattle.

He's ahead of Mike Green, who's been working once-a-day at Seahawks camp as he comes back from a Lisfranc injury. Russell was never much of a playmaker in Cleveland but should be better than Ken Hamlin in coverage.
Tue, Jul 31, 2007 05:55:00 PM

Seahawks signed safety Brian Russell to a five-year, $13.5 million contract. The deal included a $3 million signing bonus.

Odd, considering Seattle just gave Deon Grant a huge deal. Russell, recovering from offseason elbow surgery, will be asked to compete with Mike Green and Michael Boulware at safety. His addition may allow restricted free agent Jordan Babineaux to push Kelly Herndon for nickel duties.
Fri, Mar 9, 2007 08:18:00 PM

The Seahawks have reportedly visited with free agent S Brian Russell.

Russell could battle Jordan Babineaux to start at free safety for the 'Hawks, who also are believed to have an eye on ex-Jaguar Deon Grant.
Thu, Mar 8, 2007 08:39:00 PM

Free agent S Brian Russell is not expected to return to Cleveland.

The Browns will talk to Russell, but if he thinks he can still start, he won't be back. Brodney Pool and Sean Jones are the team's future at safety.
Tue, Feb 13, 2007 10:59:00 AM

The Browns are likely to make re-signing FS Brian Russell a top priority this off-season.

Cleveland's best strength on defense is depth at safety. Retaining Russell would maintain it. Russell reportedly wants to be back, but the first step will be showing he's fully recovered from a staph infection.
Tue, Jan 2, 2007 10:30:00 AM

Browns placed free safety Brian Russell on injured reserve with a staph infection in his elbow, ending his season.

Russell is eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2007. Brodney Pool will likely take his spot and keep it through next season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2006 06:17:00 PM

Browns FS Brian Russell is likely to miss the rest of the season.

Russell remains in the hospital with an injured elbow and the Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates he has a staph infection. Second-year man Brodney Pool appears likely to finish out the season as a starter.
Mon, Dec 11, 2006 01:42:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates that Browns free safety Brian Russell is again suffering from a staph infection in his elbow.

If so, Russell might be lost for the season. Second-year man Brodney Pool replaced him Thursday night and recorded eight tackles (four solo).
Fri, Dec 8, 2006 09:33:00 AM

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