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APNewsNow. Will be updated By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer The Oakland Raiders have waived linebacker Rolando McClain less than three years after drafting him eighth overall.
McClain is the third player drafted in the top 10 by late owner Al Davis to be let go so far this offseason by second-year general manager Reggie McKenzie. Defensive back Michael Huff (seventh pick in 2006) and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (seventh pick in `09) were cut last month.
Oakland has only two of its own first-round picks on the roster in running back Darren McFadden and kicker Sebastian Janikowski as McKenzie overhauls the roster. There are only 15 players left who were part of the organization at the end of the 2011 season.
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The Raiders have finally parted ways with Rolando McClain in a move that was long overdue. He was a former first-round pick of the team.
The Raiders’ long nightmare at linebacker is officially over. The team on Friday finally, after three years of off-the-field stupidity and on-the-field mediocrity, cut middle linebacker/headache Rolando McClain.
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On Friday the Oakland Raiders released linebacker Rolando McClain according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. “I’d like to thank the Raiders for giving me an opportunity to play in the NFL. I’m disappointed that it hasn’t worked out better, but I’m … Continue reading →
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As soon as the Oakland Raiders waived linebacker Rolando McClain on Friday, I knew that several people would be hollering for the Pittsburgh Steelers to go after him.
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The state of the Oakland Raiders that Reggie McKenzie inherited from the late great Al Davis was one that was coachable, as they went 8-8 the previous two seasons, but fell to 4-12 in the first year under the new regime led by McKenzie and Dennis Allen. But eager to show how he felt about the state of the franchise, McKenzie began cleaning house with some guys that were potential...