Rolando McClain reportedly retires at the age of 23
May15

Rolando McClain reportedly retires at the age of 23

Former Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain has apparently decided to call it quits from football at the young age of 23, according to BaltimoreRavens.com. “Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome told BaltimoreRavens.com. “We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list.” McClain was released by the Raiders in early April and signed with the Ravens on April 12. Just...

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Reggie McKenzie to place Rolando McClain on waivers
Apr05

Reggie McKenzie to place Rolando McClain on waivers

News surfaced Friday that the Raiders front office intends to place former first round draft pick Rolando McClain on waivers. McClain struggled in Oakland after winning the Dick Butkus award at the University of Alabama, given to the top collegiate linebacker in the nation. McClain was drafted 8th overall in 2010 by the late Al Davis. The troubled linebacker had legal problems while back in Alabama for his grandfather’s funeral...

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Raiders to continue purging of roster
Mar27

Raiders to continue purging of roster

Reports have surfaced that the Raiders are expected to release veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly on Wednesday. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has been ridding the roster of booming contracts in an attempt to create himself a more cap-friendly roster. Shedding Kelly’s contract this year would save himself roughly $4.75 million dollars, but now creates even more dead money for the Raiders. The release adds an...

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Raiders add another linebacker to the mix
Mar17

Raiders add another linebacker to the mix

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has made it quite clear that he needed to address the linebacker position as he has signed his third new linebacker in the last week, making three of his five free agents signed of the linebacker variety. McKenzie was forced to make the linebacker position a need with Philip Wheeler becoming too expensive and signing with the Miami Dolphins, and large letdown middle linebacker Rolando McClain...

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Reports: Raiders add another linebacker
Mar15

Reports: Raiders add another linebacker

Reports have surfaced that Reggie McKenzie has landed another linebacker, this time signing veteran linebacker Nick Roach. Roach spent the last couple of days talking to the Raiders, and has apparently agreed to terms now. The signing comes just two days after the signing of Cleveland Browns linebacker Kaluka Maiava. Like Maiava, Roach adds some flexibility as he has been the Bears starting strongside linebacker since 2008 but...

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