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Injuries could sideline two starting linebackers for Raiders on Sunday

A Raiders defense that has given up 400 yards rushing in the first two games — one of only two NFL teams to do that the past five years — looks like it will be without two of its three starting linebackers in New England on Sunday. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out Friday with an ankle injury. And middle linebacker Nick Roach looks like he will miss his third straight...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' Moore out, Roach not cleared

The struggling Oakland Raiders’ defense might be taking a big hit at the linebacker position. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out of Sunday’s game at New England on Sunday and middle linebacker Nick Roach hasn’t been cleared from a concussion he suffered four weeks ago. While the decision to sit Moore was made Friday, it appears the decision on Roach will come Sunday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Rewind: 5 positions of need, worst to first, and Nick Roach trucks a kid

The weekend means it’s time for some rest and relaxation. What better way to do that then by catching up on Oakland Raiders content you may have missed this past week. There are simply too many pieces from this week to link to them all so here are some of the best: - With Marshawn Lynch drama in Seattle, should the Raiders make a trade for the Oakland native? (READ) - Five positions...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Roach takes out some aggression on a poor intern

Many members of the Oakland Raiders spend portions of their offseason training with various independent companies. With strict rules in the NFL collective bargaining agreement which limit the amount of contact coaches can have with players during the offseason, it makes sense that many will turn to companies with coaches and facilities that match the quality of that found in the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Roach has been the quarterback of the Raiders defense

According to the Contra Costa Times, linebacker Nick Roach has been the quarterback of the Raiders defense during OTA’s. “Nick’s highly intelligent and he’s athletic,” said Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. “He’s done a nice job of kind of being the quarterback of our defense. He’s kind of taken on that role and really has a passion about leading that team. With his...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders hope Roach is the man in the middle

Nick Roach lined up at middle linebacker, barked out a coverage adjustment, then quickly shifted behind the left side of the defensive line before bursting through to pressure Oakland rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson. After three years of getting little production out of the position, the Raiders think they've found a remedy in the 27-year-old veteran defender. Almost as impressive...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Draft Possibilities: Kevin Reddick and Kiko Alonso

We continue our Draft Possibilities series with two inside linebackers who caught the Oakland Raiders attention during the scouting and player evaluation process: Kevin Reddick and Kiko Alonso. After giving up on the underachieving Rolando McClain earlier in the off-season, the Silver & Black signed former Bears’ Nick Roach to take over the middle linebacker spot in 2013. However, that [...]
Via Silver and Black Daily
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Nick Roach

At the end of last week, the Raiders signed former Chicago Bears LB Nick Roach to a 4 year deal worth up to $13 million.  The 6’1 235 lbs linebacker played as the Bears starting strong-side linebacker last year (strong side is the side of the line where the tight end lines up) for most of the season but filled in at middle linebacker for the last four games of the season when...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears searching for value linebackers

With Nick Roach signing in Oakland, the Bears are now forced to bargain shop for linebackers. We break down some potential options in free agency that could contribute at a discount.
Via chi.scout.com
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears' Roach drawing interest from other teams

Chicago Bears free agent linebacker Nick Roach appears to be drawing interest from other teams. Roach's agent Josh Wright declined comment on the status of negotiations with the Bears, but said six teams had called as of Saturday afternoon. Roach has mostly played strong side linebacker during his six seasons with the Bears, but has also seen time in the middle. He played...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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