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McFadden practicing again, McClain still on roster

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 11:42 am in Oakland Raiders.

Running back Darren McFadden is practicing today for the second straight day as he steams toward a return from a high-ankle sprain that sidelined him for three games.
McFadden is running around, making cuts, catching passes and looking like the McFadden we saw the first eight games of the season.
Coach Dennis Allen said he is hopeful of McFadden being in good enough condition to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
At this point, there’s no indication that McFadden won’t be healed enough to resume the starting job.
Backup Mike Goodson also is at practice for a second straight day. Like McFadden, he is recovering from a high-ankle sprain.
McFadden is expected to speak with the media today and provide an update on how he feels.

– Middle linebacker Rolando McClain is not at practice today, but he is still on the 53-man roster.
For now, anyway. The Raiders have until 1 p.m. today to waive McClain for it to count in the view of the league office.
It’s also possible that the Raiders could suspend McClain for up to four games for conduct detrimental to the team. That would preclude the Raiders from having to pay McClain 1/17 of his $970,000 base salary for each game he is suspended.
We will know more once Allen speaks with the media around 1 p.m.

– Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) and defensive end Jack Crawford (toe) are the only others players not at practice.
Seymour has missed the past three games. Crawford was out for last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

– No word yet from the Raiders on whether they sold at least 85 percent of the tickets for Sunday’s game. That is the minimum required for the game to be televised locally.
All eight of Oakland’s regular-season home games in 2011 and the first five this season were televised locally.
If the Raiders reach that threshhold for the Browns game, then it’s safe to assume they will do so for the Broncos game Dec. 6 and the Chiefs game Dec. 16.

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  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Im ok Duck, but ya I am a little pissed off at these mother F`rs in here,..the GM finally does something good and these mother F`rs complain about it,…other then that ya Im ok,..no DMAC I of course dont recall meeting you,…I was likely drunk stoned and on drugs and paying attention to the whores walkin by,…not you.

  • papertiger418

    National media pegged us at around 5-11, given the transition and cap problems. I’m. Of necessarily surprised by our record so much as by the way we’ve lost those games. As much as moral victories don’t count, any of us would settle for the effort and execution in the Atlanta or Pittsburgh games regardless of the result. Getting blown out every week is so demoralizing, though.

  • DMAC

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Im ok Duck, but ya I am a little pissed off at these mother F`rs in here,..the GM finally does something good and these mother F`rs complain about it,…other then that ya Im ok,..no DMAC I of course dont recall meeting you,…I was likely drunk stoned and on drugs and paying attention to the whores walkin by,…not you.
    ==========

    How would you sum of the play of our Raiders this season Norco?

  • DMAC

    Your not frustrated like I am?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Jackson had the most penalized team in LEAGUE HISTORY.
    =====

    Don’t you think it helps when Routt is no longer on the team and false start Barnes has been out most of the year?
    ==================================

    No.

  • hwnrdr

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    Im ok Duck, but ya I am a little pissed off at these mother F`rs in here,..the GM finally does something good and these mother F`rs complain about it,…other then that ya Im ok,..no DMAC I of course dont recall meeting you,…I was likely drunk stoned and on drugs and paying attention to the whores walkin by,…not you.

    I believe you met him the same time as me…I think! And yes, that day had a LOT of hoochies walking around!

  • beach

    51. Easy now. Some of us buy into Reggie’s rebuilding mode. I am one of them. It does not mean that we are happy with the losses, though. We can only hope that Reggie has the marketing skills to convince good free agents to come play for the Raiders!

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Im beyond frustrated God dammit of course,…but hey,..WTF you want from me?…Im outta here man,…Im going to a bar and get drunk, do some pills,…smoke some hemp,…Im mad at you F`rs for not rejoicing that the GM you all finally got did something awesome that wouldnt ever be thought of in the last 40 years,..and you guys piss all over it….FU all,..Im going to the bar at Harrahs. Cya.

  • inonewordraider

    so who’s taking over at MLB?

    would be great if DMAC can excell these last 5 games

    Let’s see what Leinert Streater Criner Bilukidi Crawford and Pryor can do

    let’s see what allen can get out of them

  • DMAC

    I’m cool w/ Reggie. Just need this schitty so called coaching staff gone!!

  • RaidingTexas

    Hwnrdr Says:

    With 1:00 fastly approaching…what will be bigger news? McClain released or if the game is sold out or not?

    —————————————

    A sell-out would be hugely surprising. Definitely bigger news.

  • Just Fire Baby

    That would preclude the Raiders from having to pay McClain 1/17 of his $970,000 base salary for each game he is suspended.

    **********************************

    Hit them where it hurts Reggie!!!!

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    I wish I could say I’m interested to see how the Raiders play this Sunday but unfortunately I have a brain.

    Richardson is going to humiliate the Raiders.
    I expect him to have 100 yards rushing in the first half.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Why not engage in direct conversation with pyor?
    ============================================

    Because the head coach does not engage 3rd stringers. Do you think Nick Saban is taking his 4th string players, sitting them down and going over a game plan with them? Get serious. lst off, the position coaches talk to the players. Not the HC. The HC talks to his captains and might say things to key players in the course of a game or practice. If you think Allen is spending time with Cory Nelms who is just a little bit below Pryor, you have to put down the pipe.

  • MEX_GHOST

    guest123 Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:53 am
    This team was seriously oversold in the preseason. Even the National outlets had us competing for the AFC title this year. Carson + DMC + an improving defense was going to make us a better team that went 8-8 last year. This team pulled the wool over a lot of people’s eyes, not just Raiders fans.
    —————————————
    The NFL Mexican media said the Raiders will be the sorprise of the season and they´re Steelers, Cowboys and Patriots fans.

  • Just Fire Baby

    What’s the odds that Rolando is even still in California still?

    Better chance he is still asleep in Decatur.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    And as always, Deadspin nails it:

    http://deadspin.com/5964221/the-best-time-to-fire-a-head-coach

    “And hiring a coach early is critical so that he can put a staff together. The Raiders are always the last team to hire a head coach, and that’s how they end up with Motel 8 managers working the coordinator slots. You need to get the new coach into place immediately, so that he can poach assistants from various pro and college teams with impunity.”

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    All signs point to Rolando McClain being cut at 1. Raiders aren’t saying anything and Ro’s people blocking him from getting back on Facebook
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

  • Just Fire Baby

    The NFL Mexican media

    ***********************

    Who???

    Is that the chick that was trying to Mack on Mark Sanchez?

  • guest123

    It would be different if we were 3-8 and losing games late in the 4th qtr in a series of one possesion heartbreakers. But we’re getting our assres handed to us on the regular. It’s demoralizing to play half of our PT or more in garbage time. You can’t properly evaluate the gameplan when you are playing behind by 3 scores or more.

    We aren’t competing, not entertaining even to the opposing team. As a product, we fail in every way possible. Like someone said before the word is REGRESSION. REGGIME = REGGRESSION

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Why not engage in direct conversation with pyor?
    ============================================

    Because the head coach does not engage 3rd stringers. Do you think Nick Saban is taking his 4th string players, sitting them down and going over a game plan with them? Get serious. lst off, the position coaches talk to the players. Not the HC. The HC talks to his captains and might say things to key players in the course of a game or practice. If you think Allen is spending time with Cory Nelms who is just a little bit below Pryor, you have to put down the pipe.

    ============================================

    Exactly. Check out this last season of “Hard Knocks,” for instance. How often did you see Joe Philbin sit down and talk to a player one-on-one (except when he was cutting him)? Almost never. It’s the same way here. DA talks to Knapp, Knapp talks to Flip, Knapp and Flip together talk to Pryor.

  • hwnrdr

    I like the idea of hurting Rolando’s paycheck, but he will still be talking crap causing a distraction that is not needed. I say, if you’re gonna release him, cut ties with him already and move on! Come on Reggie!

  • guest123

    lol @ NFL Mexican Media!!

    is that like Chinese NASCAR media???

    lololol

  • VanHeathen30

    Going to be interesting to see what Reggie does with this McClain situation…
    Trade value seems pretty low with the $ involved.
    Should have moved him in trainig campnstead of tring make him fit in w/ DA’s system…
    Kid is probaby playing World of Warcraft on his PSP while his teammates get to work…Pathetic

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    And later, from the same Deadspin article:

    “Browns at Raiders: I find the Al Davis flame at Oakland Coliseum disturbing. I know he’s alive in that fire somehow. Every time they light it, it gives his black soul a chance to escape and enter the mouth of some unsuspecting bystander. THEY ARE PRACTICING BLACK ARTS RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES.”

  • hwnrdr

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    All signs point to Rolando McClain being cut at 1. Raiders aren’t saying anything and Ro’s people blocking him from getting back on Facebook
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

    Cool!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    KoolKell Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Last years team was not inept?
    ———————
    Hell no.
    ======================

    Right. the coaching staff was inept.
    ———————-
    Like Bob Wylie or Steve Wiznewski, perhaps?

  • VanHeathen30

    Good Lord…
    Someone get Rolando on to His Social Media outlets!
    This kid could set off some fireworks and possible get himself further removed from the realm of an NFL Caliber plyer…

  • http://singleness-of-purpose 909RaiderLifer

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL 20m
    It’s possible #Raiders go the route of suspending Rolando McClain for conduct detrimental to the team. Coach Allen speaks at 1 or so.

    Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezCSN 28m
    Perhaps #raiders slap #McClain with four-game suspension, for conduct? #thinkingoutloud
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    F-ing BRILLIANT idea! Let McWhiff twist in the wind for a month THEN cut his azz..No one will pick him up for week 17…

    Revenge is best, served cold….

  • Just Fire Baby

    The Reggie will have some things to certainly talk about tomorrow won’t he?

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    I agree with some have said on Twitter: If they suspend McClain for four games, it’s simply a giant F.U. before they cut him.

    My best guess: DA told McClain he was going to have start playing special teams because he’s not a full-time starter, or maybe even he was losing his job to Gaither. McClain went off on him, and the rest is history.

  • DMAC

    What if Mcjogger has a meltdown after being cut and shoots up Alameda headquarters?

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL 20m
    It’s possible #Raiders go the route of suspending Rolando McClain for conduct detrimental to the team. Coach Allen speaks at 1 or so.

    Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezCSN 28m
    Perhaps #raiders slap #McClain with four-game suspension, for conduct? #thinkingoutloud
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    F-ing BRILLIANT idea! Let McWhiff twist in the wind for a month THEN cut his azz..No one will pick him up for week 17…

    Revenge is best, served cold….

    ============================================

    And the $400,000 (give or take) he won’t have.

  • hwnrdr

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    What if Mcjogger has a meltdown after being cut and shoots up Alameda headquarters?

    I think Jeannette Thompson will kick his arse!

  • cfrylopez

    Give Reece 17 carries, Give DMac 10 & the Raiders will win if 85% of the Runs are between the tackles. If you do have DMac run to the edge,, get thoughs O-line men out of the way! & Fire Knapp! If Allen can win 3 or 4 more games give him one more year, unless Chucky wants to coach us again. THE RETURN OF CHUCKY 2013!Best remake ever!

  • DMAC

    How many 1st round bust do we have now????????

    Make us proud Reggie!!!!!!

  • papertiger418

    I predict RoMac will go the Quentin Groves route, become an ILB on some team like AZ and make an impact for a few games before disappearing again. He’s more suited to a 3-4 but you can’t coach away those instincts. Saban’s praise, like most of his statements, is just hot air. I was pulling for the guy but when they demoted him to 3rd downs the writing was on the wall.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Why not engage in direct conversation with pyor?
    ============================================

    Because the head coach does not engage 3rd stringers. ===========
    ===============

    you have missed the point and that is untrue.

    If a player has been inactive all season and the coach intends to place him on the active roster it usually involves a conversation.

    The players on the active roster DO need the game plan as there is a chance they will play. Im not saying allen has to have one on one film study with him. Yet the norm is the coach tells the player that he is going to activate what his role will be and what to prepare for.

    That is just basic and is common place in every nfl city

    looks like allen has communication issues with players

  • jraider

    suspend him, and bring out the overhead projector.

    In Reggie we trust.

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    What if Mcjogger has a meltdown after being cut and shoots up Alameda headquarters?

    I think Jeannette Thompson will kick his arse!
    =======

    What about that white chick w/ the funny nose? I forgot her name?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    This Rolando thing is a diversionary tactic.

    Rolando should have been cut before the season started.

    Why now?

    Because fans and media are quickly realizing that the current regime is over it’s head.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    RaiderDuck Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Why not engage in direct conversation with pyor?
    ============================================

    Because the head coach does not engage 3rd stringers. Do you think Nick Saban is taking his 4th string players, sitting them down and going over a game plan with them? Get serious. lst off, the position coaches talk to the players. Not the HC. The HC talks to his captains and might say things to key players in the course of a game or practice. If you think Allen is spending time with Cory Nelms who is just a little bit below Pryor, you have to put down the pipe.

    ============================================

    Exactly. Check out this last season of “Hard Knocks,” for instance. How often did you see Joe Philbin sit down and talk to a player one-on-one (except when he was cutting him)? Almost never. It’s the same way here. DA talks to Knapp, Knapp talks to Flip, Knapp and Flip together talk to Pryor.
    =========

    pryor isnt being cut he is supposedly under consideration for being on the active roster.

    A simple heads up from the head coach is basic human consideration and goes a long way in terms of how players view that coach.

    Ask bill callahan

  • morilla

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    hwnrdr Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    What if Mcjogger has a meltdown after being cut and shoots up Alameda headquarters?

    I think Jeannette Thompson will kick his arse!
    =======

    What about that white chick w/ the funny nose? I forgot her name?

    ———

    Michael Jackson?

  • papertiger418

    I agree with RaiderDuck. There’s nothing wrong with players who have a sense of personal pride, but RoMac seemed to be more of a spoiled narcissist. Dennis Allen probably told him to start contributing on ST and he probably blew his lid. It’s like trying to tell a spoiled teenager to start doing their chores, except we’ve paid him millions of dollars.

  • DMAC

    morilla Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    hwnrdr Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    What if Mcjogger has a meltdown after being cut and shoots up Alameda headquarters?

    I think Jeannette Thompson will kick his arse!
    =======

    What about that white chick w/ the funny nose? I forgot her name?

    ———

    Michael Jackson?
    =========

    lol
    No, not her

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    RaiderDuck Says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    And later, from the same Deadspin article:

    “Browns at Raiders: I find the Al Davis flame at Oakland Coliseum disturbing. I know he’s alive in that fire somehow. Every time they light it, it gives his black soul a chance to escape and enter the mouth of some unsuspecting bystander. THEY ARE PRACTICING BLACK ARTS RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES.”
    ——
    That is the funniest thing I have read in here not written by Omoran or Mistic.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    McClain has missed 2 games in his career, Raiders allowed 38 ppg & 267 yards rushing in those 2..

    From Twitter..

  • hwnrdr

    LOL, good one Morilla!

  • http://singleness-of-purpose 909RaiderLifer

    And the $400,000 (give or take) he won’t have.

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Straight out of Al’s playbook!…F-ing BRILLIANT!!..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Messing with a player is always a bad move from a GM perspective.

    Sends a bad vibe to potential free agents..