ALAMEDA - Lane Kiffin is clearly tired of talking about JaMarcus Russell.
He knows he has to answer questions about him until he's signed, but it's not his favorite topic.
There's a game on Sunday and the Russell situation is still lingering. It's might be irritating, but things like this happen when you don't sign the first pick in the draft.
There are reports of a meeting today between the Raiders and Russell's agents, but that doesn't mean anything right now.
Kiffin had nothing to say about that, which falls in line with the secretive nature of things around here lately.
No starting quarterback news. No starting center. No first-round draft pick.
No one I've spoken to close to the situation believes a deal is imminent.
Sure, things have moved a long a bit, but it's still at a crawl.
When I hear JaMarcus is on a plane to California, I'll believe there's something to write about.
*I still believe Josh McCown will start on Sunday based on what little part of practice I saw today. Jeremy Newberry will be the center.
Then again, Lane could be messing with my head.
*The Raiders are pretty healthy going into this game. The only player that wasn't injured this week that might not play is cornerback Duane Starks (groin).