Raiders' Russell Acknowledges He Made Mistakes

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - After further review, JaMarcus Russell acknowledges he did make some mistakes before being pulled from a game for the first time in his life.

After Russell turned the ball over three times in the opening quarter of the Oakland Raiders' 38-0 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday, Russell said he didn't feel like he made any bad reads or decisions in the game.

Russell addressed the media Thursday for the first time since then and says there were "mistakes out there."

Russell will keep his starting job Sunday against San Diego despite having the second-worst passer rating in the NFL. He says he has put the previous loss behind him and is focusing on playing better this week against the Chargers.