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ESPN’s Adam Scehfter reports that the Raiders are waiving LB Rolando McClain today.
Steve Corkran mentioned earlier in the week that the Raiders were still planning on releasing or trading McClain at some point.
Here’s a statement released by McClain following his release.
“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 very excited and thankful. I will miss my teammates and wish them and the Raiders organization good luck going forward.”
McClain has base salaries of $4.005 million for 2013 and another $5.805 million in 2014 coming his way, so it seems likely that he’ll go unclaimed.
He’s a former No. 8 overall pick who’s still only 23 years old, so it will be interesting to see what kind of market develops for him in the next few weeks. Obviously, he comes with some serious baggage, but teams like the Bengals have done a great job of getting troubled players to play key roles for them.
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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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