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McClain back on the field with Raiders

Rolando McClain was back on the field and practicing with the Raiders Wednesday, apparently having worked out his issues with coach Dennis Allen.

McClain served a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team after being ejected from practice Nov. 28 after a reportedly “heated’’ argument with Allen.

He then made disparaging remarks about the organization on his Facebook page, but had removed the posts by the middle of the day.

Last Friday, the day after the Raiders lost to the Denver Broncos 26-13, Allen said he would meet with McClain before making a determination on whether he would be reinstated to the roster.

McClain was taken off the reserve/suspended list Monday while Allen was in Texas attending the funeral of his father.

ESPN originally reported McClain would be waived.

How much McClain will play, if at all, remains to be seen over the final three games of the season. Allen will be available to the media following practice.

McClain had already lost his spot in the nickel defense to rookie Miles Burris after the fourth game of the season, at which time he also relinquished play-calling duties to strong side linebacker Philip Wheeler.

Omar Gaither has started as the middle linebacker in the 4-3 defense over the past two weeks.

Before the team broke into team sessions, at which time the media is excused, McClain was going through drills with linebackers and defensive linemen. At one point, he was carrying the ball as a running back while defenders went through drills positioning themselves in the proper gaps.

Players who were not at practice Wednesday were strong safety Tyvon Branch (neck, ankle) and defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi (illness).

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour was on the field for his second straight practice after missing five games with a hamstring strain. Running back Darren McFadden looks at full strength and has made the last two practices after tweaking his injured right ankle in the fourth quarter against Denver.

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  • Al_is_theraiders

    bwahahahaha busting up at this wizard of oz staff…reggie lacks a brain, DA lacks courage and knapp lacks heart…or any other combination.

  • omoran

    Raider (since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Hey Dudes is Boring. Every week is Sos – same old!
    Bring out Pryor -release the Kraken P r y o r !
    RAMSEY Let my people go!

    Kids in O.co stadium say : Look mom we have a new Qb!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Playing out of position is no excuse for lack of hustle… There, satisfied?

    ————————

    Lack of hustle and lack of coaching, Lack of scouting a player. Lack of alot of things.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    again im not the one keeping ROMAC around. Thats reggie

  • big pep

    McClain will practice, continue to play, continue to jog, continue to be out of place, continue to be the scyt player he is, and most importantly contnue to cash checks. this dude kicked D.A. and R.M. square in the nuts and they told him it was o.k. to do so. By the way that other fuctard will continue to back him as he contnues to do all same stuff McFuc does, and the Raiders will CONTINUE to suck because of such players.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Let’s just keep firing coaches until one takes to the playoffs in his first year. =)

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    Exactly and just my kind of sarcasm.
    One of the biggest problems that the Raiders have had for a decade was Al consistently firing head coaches.
    Even Al thought he was too quick to get rid of Turner and Gruden.

  • The_Judge37

    Who cares about this season anyways. It gets a pass. Everyone gets a pass.

  • The_Judge37

    106.ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Let’s just keep firing coaches until one takes to the playoffs in his first year. =)

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Exactly and just my kind of sarcasm.
    One of the biggest problems that the Raiders have had for a decade was Al consistently firing head coaches.
    Even Al thought he was too quick to get rid of Turner and Gruden.
    ———-

    Is there anyone of the Coaches that we had since gruden you believe should’ve been given more time? I think Al’s hiring was off, no problem with his timing

  • LondonAl

    I had hoped we had seen the back of him as I just don’t feel he’ll ever produce for us.Oh well…..

  • guest123

    A lot of those contracts were more costly to cut than keep. Reggie had to balance purging out of whack contracts with still coming under the cap AND finding 53 guys to put on the field. If we had cut everybody, we wouldn’t have been under the cap, but in fact would have been further over it. Guys like McClain, with the bonus accelleration would have had a bigger cap hit to cut them than keep them. It has to be done in steps. Thats why guys like Lombardi, Mayock, Pat Kirwan, Charlie Casserly all say the same thing. This is a 3 year MINIMUM rebuild. It CANT be fixed in one offseason.

    *******

    Why carry Seymour this year then? Why extend Branch? If the numbers all point to a 3 year minimum rebuild? What value do these guys bring to the table in a 3 win season?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raider fans are just so use to losing and bad coaches they dont even know when the have one anymore

  • nycraider

    Bcz24 Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Point is if you know it’s a full on rebuild, why not gut the bloated salaries whole hog than do it piecemeal and make the pain endure for multiple seasons?
    ****************
    A lot of those contracts were more costly to cut than keep. Reggie had to balance purging out of whack contracts with still coming under the cap AND finding 53 guys to put on the field. If we had cut everybody, we wouldn’t have been under the cap, but in fact would have been further over it. Guys like McClain, with the bonus accelleration would have had a bigger cap hit to cut them than keep them. It has to be done in steps. Thats why guys like Lombardi, Mayock, Pat Kirwan, Charlie Casserly all say the same thing. This is a 3 year MINIMUM rebuild. It CANT be fixed in one offseason.
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    Not true, Reggie didnt have to keep seymour, franchise branch then sign him long term , or sign Briesel to a 20 mil contract that when hes cut next year he hits our cap by 2.7 mil. Those were just bad decisions that were unnecessary
    i wonder how long all those geniuses predicted it would take the colts to rebuild. Why cant you just admit reggie had a bad year. Does it make you feel powerful to ignore the truth?Reggie had a bad year, and he’ll get a chance to redeem himself in 2013, but dont think for a moment anyone should buy into a 3-5 plan and allow Reggie excuse after excuse

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic So’oto is back on the market

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    KoolKell Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    The guy hasn’t even been here a year and he inherited the mess of the players that Al drafted and the no cap/no picks disaster that toenails Hue left him.
    ————————–
    He also inherited a pretty good Oline and a 8-8 record.

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    This is true swabby and it may be one of the problems.
    It made no sense to me to let Satelle go-as average as he was-so that you could put in a guy as center who has played left guard thorughout his career as center.
    To top it off-apart from the change in system-we had other offensive live players changing position.

  • nycraider

    110..spot on..

  • Jackie Bibby

    Da doesnt have to go because he didnt get us to the playoffs, he has to go because his team isnt competitive. The team has done nothing but regress since hes arrived and he has no answers just excuses. Dont tell us whats wrong, youre the coach so find a way to fix it ahole thats what youre getting paid millions for. He has to go because he doesnt just lose he gets creamed in dramatic fashion, hes made the team a doormat. His defensive playcalling allows teams to come in, laugh score and dance like its hip hop dance experience and not an nfl football game. Da is a joke and a fraud and I cant wait to see him go soon enough.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    MiamiRaider78 Says:

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    Are you Florida Pete?

  • omoran

    Raider (since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Let Pryor run loose on K C. He might throw 5 tds and run for 200 yds. Before Belichek gets him!
    REGGIE told him if he make us proud , Allen and Mark are save.
    I’ll take you to RUTH STEAKHOUSE after the game !

  • bcz24

    Why carry Seymour this year then? Why extend Branch? If the numbers all point to a 3 year minimum rebuild? What value do these guys bring to the table in a 3 win season?
    ***************
    Richard Seymour was considered a leader on defense, no matter what is said about him in here. We needed some kind of leadership on the defense, and I don’t think it is any coincidence that the wheels really came off when he was out of the lineup.

    Tyvon Branch was considered one of the best young safeties in the league, he brings value to the future. I completely agree that he hasn’t played up to his pay, but that is the reasoning behind it.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Satele looks pretty damn good over there with the colts, he helped us to 8-8, id say hes above average.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    there are more excuses for reggie and da everyday…save some for next year guys…lmao

  • Just Win Baby

    McFadden at full strength? What a joke. That should be good for about 40 yards on 26 carries this Sunday.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Is there anyone of the Coaches that we had since gruden you believe should’ve been given more time? I think Al’s hiring was off, no problem with his timing

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Even Al thought his timing was way off with both Turner and Gruden.

    Your point though is that all of the coaches since Gruden didn’t deserve another year.
    Who is going to argue with that?

    The point, however, is that if you do hire coach then give them enough time to prove that they can do the job otherwise all you do is create chaos with the constant change in systems.
    Cable was nothing more than an average coach but he deserved another year; Hue, despite the fact that he was way out of his league as head coach deserved another year. imo.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Al_is_theraiders Says: December 12th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    bwahahahaha busting up at this wizard of oz staff…reggie lacks a brain, DA lacks courage and knapp lacks heart…or any other combination.
    ………………………………………

    Lol post of the day, priceless.

  • guest123

    I keep hearing about accelerated cap hits and bloated contracts with signing bonus prorated.

    Could we just cut them all, accelerate the dead money in one year, field another miserable unit next year. Trade away our picks next year for future picks. Then come back in 2014 with a full draft board and tons of cash. Only problem is by then it would be the LA Raiders I bet.

  • bcz24

    Not true, Reggie didnt have to keep seymour, franchise branch then sign him long term , or sign Briesel to a 20 mil contract that when hes cut next year he hits our cap by 2.7 mil. Those were just bad decisions that were unnecessary
    i wonder how long all those geniuses predicted it would take the colts to rebuild. Why cant you just admit reggie had a bad year. Does it make you feel powerful to ignore the truth?Reggie had a bad year, and he’ll get a chance to redeem himself in 2013, but dont think for a moment anyone should buy into a 3-5 plan and allow Reggie excuse after excuse
    ****************
    I explained Seymour and Branch in my last post. Hindsight looks bad on Brisiel, but he was one of the highest graded guards in the league last year. He blocked for the best running game in the league. He is a perfect fit for the system we switched too. It was a solid signing that made sense at the time. Brisiel has played like crap since coming here, but that doesn’t make reggie an idiot.

    None of those geniuses thought it would take the colts very long at all to rebuild, they were a perenial 10 win team, that had a bad year for no other reason than losing Peyton Manning. They weren’t anywhere close to the situation we are in. Not a valid comparison at all. They added an outstand QB to a perennial 10 win team, and surprise, they are a 10 win team again.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Satele looks pretty damn good over there with the colts, he helped us to 8-8, id say hes above average.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    My point was that we shouldn’t have just let him go without a proven center to replace him.

  • bcz24

    Could we just cut them all, accelerate the dead money in one year, field another miserable unit next year. Trade away our picks next year for future picks. Then come back in 2014 with a full draft board and tons of cash. Only problem is by then it would be the LA Raiders I bet.
    ************
    No. If you are over the cap the NFL will take your future draft picks.

  • omoran

    Raider(since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Reggie told Allen to bring 5 chairs and put them in the
    Middle of the field. We are playing Musical coaches, I’ll have
    Mc Clain clapping! Don’t worry.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Florida Pete? lol I like the sound of that name but I am not he.

  • guest123

    None of those geniuses thought it would take the colts very long at all to rebuild, they were a perenial 10 win team, that had a bad year for no other reason than losing Peyton Manning. They weren’t anywhere close to the situation we are in. Not a valid comparison at all. They added an outstand QB to a perennial 10 win team, and surprise, they are a 10 win team again.

    **********

    That Colts team was all Manning. Their running game was horrible in Addai’s last years. They reloaded this year with rookie TE’s and WR’s TY Hilton and got some good production from Donnie Avery. Wayne has always been a beast, I’ll give you that. But in those last Manning years, he personally lifted them to 10 win status.

    It’s why I worry about the Raiders being viable for a few years. With Manning in Denver, it may be that we have to wait till he retires to win the division again.

    Manning is a franchise QB and so is Luck. Too bad there aren’t any on the draft board next yr.

  • guest123

    No. If you are over the cap the NFL will take your future draft picks.

    **********

    I meant take the pain all the way to the cap limit and sign nobody of note in free agency. take as much cap poison as possible WITHOUT going over the cap.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    Asked Allen why cut Pat Lee and Ron Bartell for playing poorly & not McClain. He said “different circumstances,” wouldn’t elaborate #Raiders

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Do you think the Patriots would draft DONTA HIGHTOWER out of BAMA and put him as a MIKE LINEBACKER in a 4-3??

    NOOO only the raiders do

    still no comments on this?? hmmm
    ========================================

    I’ll comment: no they don’t do that. Al saw a guy who “looks like a guard” at there at Mike. Al was a big “looking good coming off the bus” personnel man. Too bad that strategy did not translate well onto the playing field.

    You want smaller faster Mikes in an even front. Why he chose McClain is anyone’s guess. But even so, McClain as a 255 lb guy should be able to shed someone. To this point I have never seen him shed anyone. I don’t think he would be very good in an odd alignment based on his play here.

  • MiamiRaider78

    133

    Cap concerns, compared to 1 year deals?

  • Jackie Bibby

    The colts are good because they have a competent gm and coaching staff. Pagano went down and they still are in good shape bwcause they went out and got a real oc in bruce arians not some scrub eho could never cut it at oc and got demoted to postion coach. Knapp is crap. The HC is a loser and so is all the staff members he hired.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    Asked Allen why cut Pat Lee and Ron Bartell for playing poorly & not McClain. He said “different circumstances,” wouldn’t elaborate #Raiders
    ===========================================

    Pat Lee wouldn’t run defend as a corner. Just watch the Doug Martin runs and you will see what I mean. Bartell looked awful out there. He is done. Things get said in the heat of the moment, but even so, as I wrote yesterday, having an overall number one be a bust hurts a franchise for a minimum of five years. Having an overall 8 eat it as well? That is NOT going to be good. If we can some mid round pick for him we might be able to recoup some of the loss. It does make some sense in the longer range outlook.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Ok another oakland rumor take it for what its worht if u want.

    Got in premieum on another raider board. IF THE RAIDERS TRADE down.. Reggie wouldnt be against take a WR.

    There is one guy by the name of JASON HUNTER from TENNESSEE, he loves. I dont know to much about him.. but he is from Reggies alma matter

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    wait its JUSTIN HUNTER

  • chargerschoke

    Supa Villian. Don’t forget about the millions of Africans who were enslaved on that continent by Arabs and alowed to work inside only if they were castrated,.

  • jesusraiderjim

    #139

    If he does that I will no longer give him my blessing BAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    And don’t think it doesn’t matter if he has my blessing or not cause I already talked to him and he said it does.

    BAHAHAHAHAHAH
    This team sucks!

  • MiamiRaider78

    Taking a WR in the first round would be a big mistake.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    I wonder how much of letting Rolando back on the roster is to prevent further degradation in his trade value. If they flat out publically benched him it would send a stronger message to the league about his problem child status and diminish what thy could possibly get for him in the offseason market.

    Then again, that presumes that he hasn’t already done enough damage to his image to make him not worth his current contract and currently untradeable. Teams could be waiting for the cut and to sign him on the cheap as the only option.

  • CDERaider

    Keep McClain on squad no big deal – he’s paid out for the year anyway, maybe Reggie can talk someone into a 7th rounder for him – he’ll be released but if he’s traded he won’t be able to choose where he goes..

  • javier

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    Who cares about this season anyways. It gets a pass. Everyone gets a pass.

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

    Not the season ticket holders or the fans that shell out there hard earn money in support

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Well I heard from a football guy on the radio.. said the Raiders have so many issues with every posistion.. They should truly take the best player available. U can take anyone and plug him in right away. thats how bad the raiders are

    but does anyone know about JUSTIN HUNTER??

  • javier

    javier Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    Who cares about this season anyways. It gets a pass. Everyone gets a pass.

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

    Not the season ticket holders or the fans that shell out there hard earn money in support

    Last I heard, NO REFUNDS to watch a team that has quit!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Satele looks pretty damn good over there with the colts, he helped us to 8-8, id say hes above average.

    =====

    And people on this blog couldn’t wait to run his butt out of town. Kind of shows how competent the talent evaluation in here is …

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    My point was that we shouldn’t have just let him go without a proven center to replace him.
    ————————
    Wiz looked pretty good at Center last year.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Im hearing McClain can get a 5th rounder.

    LaConfora said 9 teams were ready to put a claim in for MCcLain and one playoff team.

    Most teams feel they can coach up raiders ex players and a 23 yr old 8th overall pick is still young. he said

    Maybe reggie knows about a trade he can make, now that teams know we wont cut him.