The Oakland Raiders need help all across their roster, but yesterday a quality player became available at the one position where the Raiders do not NEED to improve. The Cleveland Browns cut veteran middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson and the Raiders were almost immediately linked to him as a potential landing place.
This is no big surprise since almost every talented free agent will...
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...
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...
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June 03, 2013
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 [...]
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...
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.
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.
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March 09, 2013
Chicago Bears defensive leader/middle linebacker Brian Urlacher may be out for the remainder of the regular season.
According to reports, the Pro Bowl veteran injured his right hamstring on the second-to-last play of the Bears ‘overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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Bears linebacker Nick Roach is being overshadowed by Lance Briggs two touchdowns off of two interceptions, but he deserves major props for his own pass coverage.
Againsts the Jacksonville Jaguars Roach was given the task of covering the big strong and athletic TE Marcedes Lewis in man coverage. Roach excelled in this role against a player that far outmatches him in terms of athleticism...
Nick Roach and Stephen Paea were voted by teammates as the rookie and veteran that best exemplify the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of the late Brian Piccolo.