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Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable walks the sideline while his team plays the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of their game on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)

Coach Tom Cable thinks the best thing for the Raiders' quarterback situation is a competition.

That means former No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell will have to win back his old job.

"I have not put a lot of thought into this at this point," Cable said at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis when asked about naming Russell the starter. "JaMarcus is working and doing the things he should be doing right now. He'll get himself prepared to compete for the job. I think that's the only way to look at it."

Cable did not respond to questions alluding to the lawsuit filed by former assistant coach Randy Hanson, who claims Cable broke his jaw during a training camp altercation. He said only that he doesn't have "that many distractions."

Cable also acknowledged the team hoped to sign defensive end Richard Seymour to a long-term deal after putting the exclusive franchise tag on him earlier this week.

"I think Richard wants to be there, get there and get his family settled," Cable said. "I think those are the things important to him."

But the bigger question is the open competition at quarterback.

"That would help our football team right now, getting into more of that competition," Cable said. "I'm for having guys go at it and battle for the job."

Combine: Former Cal star Jahvid Best posted the best time among running backs in both the 40-yard dash (4.35) and 3-cone drill (6.75) at the combine. Clemson running back C.J. Spiller ran a 4.37 40. Best's 40 time was also the third-fastest among all players timed on Sunday, behind wide receiver Jacoby Ford (4.28) of Clemson and special teams player Trindon Holliday of Louisiana State.

Cardinals: Arizona's eventful offseason will continue this week when the Cardinals release former first-round pick Antrel Rolle, an NFL source told ESPN.com. Rolle's release will follow Kurt Warner's retirement and the Cardinals decision not to use their franchise tag on linebacker Karlos Dansby. Rolle would become the premier safety in this year's free-agent class, but it is still possible the safety will return to the Cardinals. He had four interception and was a Pro Bowl alternate this season.

Jets: New York Jets running back Thomas Jones will not restructure his contract and will be released this week, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Jones, who will become a free agent March 5, was slated to receive a $3 million roster bonus March 9 and a $2.8 million base salary in 2010. He rushed for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns on 331 carries last season.

Vikings: The team and potential free-agent receiver Greg Lewis agreed on a one-year contract. Lewis, 30, appeared in 13 games for the Vikings, catching eight passes for 96 yards with a touchdown. He also played on special teams. The seven-year veteran had one of the most memorable plays of the season in the third game when he made a spectacular grab on Brett Favre's last-second pass to the back of the end zone to lift the Vikings over the 49ers.

Trade talk: The Detroit Lions have spoken to the San Diego Chargers about a potential trade for cornerback Antonio Cromartie, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Pacman update: Adam "Pacman" Jones will continue to try to get back on an NFL roster by holding a pro day-style workout for NFL scouts on March 19, a source told NFL.com.

Wire services contributed to these notes.