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Rolando McClain is back, but for how long? The Raiders middle linebacker served a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team and was reinstated to the 53-man roster. McClain was not present at practice, however, as a press release noted, "McClain is not required to return to the team until he has an opportunity to meet with coach (Dennis) Allen." Allen is in Texas at the funeral of his father, who died last week of cardiac arrest. The Raiders coach said last Friday he didn't intend to speak with McClain until he returned. The coach and player reportedly had a "heated" argument at a Wednesday practice with Allen dismissing McClain from practice. Omar Gaither has started for McClain during the two-game suspension. McClain was demoted from the nickel defense earlier this season, retaining his starting position in the 4-3 base defense but coming off the field in passing situations with Phillip Wheeler taking over play-calling and rookie M...
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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, even though the Oakland Raiders decided to suspend linebacker Rolando McClain instead of releasing him right away after his on the field confrontation with head coach Jim Schwartz, he could still end up getting released. Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, a 2010 first-round pick, is completing his two-game, team-issued suspension on Sunday...
The Oakland Raiders announced several moves to their roster today, as the players reported back to practice following the loss against the Broncos last Thursday. Rolando McClain was reinstated after his 2-week suspension ended this morning. However, the 3rd-year linebacker will not be allowed to practice until he meets with head coach Dennis Allen, who is currently away from the [...]
The Oakland Raiders reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain to the active roster from the reserve/suspended by club list and promoted cornerback Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad, the team announced Monday. Oakland released cornerback Ron Bartell and fullback Owen Schmitt to make room for McClain and Chekwa. McClain was suspended for two games in late November by coach Dennis...
Vic Tafur reports that Raiders DT Richard Seymour will become an unrestricted free agent following the conclusion of the 2012 season.
Oakland restructured Seymour’s contract back in March to free up some additional cap space, but by doing so they voided the remaining four years and $30 million still remaining on his deal.
Seymour, 33, has been hampered by a hamstring injury...
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, the Oakland Raiders plan on releasing cornerback Ronald Bartell today.
According to an NFL source close to the situation, starting cornerback Ronald Bartell has been told by the Raiders he will be released Monday. Bartell signed a one-year deal with Oakland with hopes he would return to his form prior to a neck injury that kept him out of...
Ron Bartell signed a 1-year deal with the Raiders in the off-season after he was cut by the Rams. He spent seven years in St. Louis. He played in only 1 game in 2011 because of a neck injury and then suffered a broken shoulder blade in the first game in 2012 and landing him on injured reserve with the designation to return. He missed 7 games, however, he started the last five for...
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden was able to
practice Monday despite re-injuring his ankle during last Thursday night’s loss
to the Denver Broncos, reports Steve Corkran of Contra Costa Times.
Darren McFadden is practicing today despite reinjuring ankle Thursday night.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) December 10, 2012
There was worry among the Raiders and...
The Oakland Raiders continued to clean out their roster on Monday as ESPN’s Bill Williamson reports that they have released CB Ronald Bartell.
Bartell, 31, has dealt with a number of injuries in recent years, but this move has more to do with his limited effectiveness and the fact that the Raiders in the middle of a complete overhaul on both sides of the ball. Pro Football Focus...
The Raiders had a hard time getting under the salary cap heading into the 2012 season. One big reason they were able to do so was the restructuring of defensive tackle Richard Seymour’s deal.
When the deal was done in March, it was announced as a five-year extension worth $37.5 Million that saved the team roughly $7 million for the season in cap hits. What wasn’t announced however...
Steve Corkran reports that Raiders RB Darren McFadden was able to participate in Monday’s practice just days after he re-injured his ankle.
There was some concern following Thursday’s loss to the Denver Broncos that McFadden could miss some more time, but this is a pretty good indication that he’ll be available for Week 15′s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden...