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McClain still running with scout team

Middle linebacker Rolando McClain is at practice for the second straight day since his return from a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. Don’t count on seeing him on the field anytime soon.
McClain was spotted wearing a green beanie over his helmet, a designation used to indicate that he is a player on the scout team.
Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that McClain will be a backup linebacker and special teams player. It’s conceivable that McClain won’t even be active for any of Oakland’s remaining three games.
It seems logical that the Raiders are holding on to McClain until teams are allowed to trade in the offseason, at which point they can attempt to get a draft pick in return.

– Strong safety Tyvon Branch is the only player not at practice today. He’s still nursing ankle and neck injuries.

– No word from the Raiders yet on whether Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs sold enough tickets for the game to be televised locally.
Six of Oakland’s first seven regular-season games were televised locally. It’s a stretch to envision the Raiders selling at leasat 85 percent of the tickets for this game, considering the Raiders are 3-10 and the Chiefs 2-11.

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  • DennisAllensVisor

    Look at our last draft.

    OG
    OLB
    DE
    WR
    DT
    MLB

  • fingers

    Our Pass defense is Fkn horrible….. Beyond horrible..

  • Al_is_theraiders

    buy one get three free nice promo reggie…throw in some free drinks while your at it…

  • DKnight007

    142.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    So Todd Mcshays mock draft came out. But he said alot can change in 3 months.

    he has Star Louteli going 1 overall

    he has Damontre Moore going 2 overall.

    He has Bejorn Waerner going to Raiders at 3. Manti going 11th but he said he is a top 5 player on his board.

    I really dont want Werner. We dont need another shaunnseey. We need speed rushers guys like aldon smith or von miller types. Dion jordan would be nice who he has going 8th overall.

    Guess what. Anthony barr fans McShay said he is eligble to come out in the draft if he he decides. Would be a top 20 pick.

    I wouldnt mind trading down getting more picks and getting TEO’ at 10.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Te’o is as close to a sure thing as possible in this draft within the top 10 picks IMO.

    Love the kid….all heart and talent to boot….sideline to sideline player….smart…can blitz…can cover….is a leader and captain and will not quit! 4 down LB.

    Te’o is the complete opposite of McLain.

    Raiders need that type of player

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    I dont believe sacks are the only measure in regards to getting after the QB.

    What did we rank in 3rd down%?
    ——

    Probably horrible. But you seem to think Pass Rush is a priority. Truth is we have priority on every level. Dline, LB’s, CB’s, Safties

    —-

    It is.

    The game of football today is all about passing.

    You have to have the basic foundation of a rush or the others dont matter.

    There is enough talent in the secondary to get us by this draft IMO
    ——–

    So then why were we so bad last year with a decent pass rush?

    —-

    Thats why I asked you about 3rd down%

    We might have had a decent rush sometimes, but it wasnt there when we really needed it.

  • RaiderSam

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    severeraiderz Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    duck,

    bill cosby made his entire fortune entertaining white people

    he is not a person that is changing anything of importance for black people.

    he does not speak for black peole, he is for the status quo

    ///////////////////

    I could easily counter his bill cosby with tim wise, but it’s not even worth a fight. People that have it all can never sympathize with people that have to fight for everything they have
    ========

    well said

    they shouldnt bring up race if they dont want to look in the miror

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

    speaking of race; this ish was priceless

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/13/espn-commentator-on-rg3-hes-kind-of-black-but-hes-not-really/

    “Is he (RGIII) a brother, or is he a cornball brother?,” Parker said. “He’s not really. He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with…..“I want to find about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancee. Then there was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue””
    -Rob Parker

    ““RG3, the ethnicity or the color of his fiancee is none of our business, it’s irrelevant, he can live his life in whatever way he chooses. The braids that he has in his hair, that’s his business, that’s his life, he can live his life. I don’t judge someone’s blackness based on those kinds of things. I just don’t do that. I’m not that kind of guy.”
    -Stephen A. Smith

  • Dakota

    Are you people still hoping Huff starts at CB next season?

    lmao

  • DennisAllensVisor

    SAY NO TO TE’O

  • RAIDERMAN99

    There is no record anywhere on earth of black people in amerikkka, such a system to enslave or dominate anyone.
    ==============================================
    So that’s the definition of racism you subscribe to ?

    You can only be a racist if you’re enslaving or dominating someone ?

    Nonsense.

    You don’t need to enslave or dominate to be a racist.

    You just have to be prejudiced against or hate an individual or group based solely on race.

    One doesn’t don’t have to enslave, dominate, or even have any power to wield in order to be a racist.

    There’s plenty of racism in ‘Amerikkka’ and it isn’t something unique to whites alone.

    Denying that there’s black racism is moronic.

    But if it makes you happy to think that black racists don’t exist (and can’t exist) have fun with that.

    I know better.

  • fingers

    Do we even have a Dozen players on this whole team that are worth keeping…..?

  • RaiderSam

    DKnight007 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    142.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    So Todd Mcshays mock draft came out. But he said alot can change in 3 months.

    he has Star Louteli going 1 overall

    he has Damontre Moore going 2 overall.

    He has Bejorn Waerner going to Raiders at 3. Manti going 11th but he said he is a top 5 player on his board.

    I really dont want Werner. We dont need another shaunnseey. We need speed rushers guys like aldon smith or von miller types. Dion jordan would be nice who he has going 8th overall.

    Guess what. Anthony barr fans McShay said he is eligble to come out in the draft if he he decides. Would be a top 20 pick.

    I wouldnt mind trading down getting more picks and getting TEO’ at 10.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Te’o is as close to a sure thing as possible in this draft within the top 10 picks IMO.

    Love the kid….all heart and talent to boot….sideline to sideline player….smart…can blitz…can cover….is a leader and captain and will not quit! 4 down LB.

    Te’o is the complete opposite of McLain.

    Raiders need that type of player

    ——

    Waerner and Moore would be good. Them trading down for extra picks and getting Bama OL Barrett Jones, even better.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    SS Branch
    FS Huff
    CB Adams
    CB Ross
    NB Hanson

    That is enough to get us bye this draft.

    Might see a late round CB, but nothing early.

  • Dakota

    308.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    SAY NO TO TE’O
    +++++++++++

    SAY YES TO TE’O (if we trade down to pick 10 or later)!

  • DennisAllensVisor

    fingers Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Do we even have a Dozen players on this whole team that are worth keeping…..?

    —-

    DMC
    Reece
    Moore
    Myers
    Criner
    Streater
    Veldheer
    Wiz
    Houston
    Bryant
    Wheeler
    Burris
    Adams
    Branch

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Look at our last draft.

    OG
    OLB
    DE
    WR
    DT
    MLB
    ====================================

    Classic BPA

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    manassamauler Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Slavery ended 150 years ago (give or take).

    Can we please all move the [bleep] on?
    ========

    we who?

    besides even though slavery ended the repercussions and ill affects still remain

    >> @missesdick. you should open a book. Arab muslims were the first to have black african slaves in the 10th century. the arabs showed the europeans how to do it. Mohammed the prophet had black african slaves. would you call arabs owning BLACK african slaves racism? you don’t history kid. and i don’t have to copy and paste crap like you do. I’m a self educated man and you are not on my level. run along
    ===========

    i didnt say the trans atlantic slave trade was the first slaverey.

    but the trans atlantic slave trade was the firts to be so destructive and comprehensive.

    Arabs still enslave black people in certain parts of the world.

    arabs never forced name change, or packed us in ships, like sardines barred marriage or parenting
    it isnt nearly the same

    study up

    besides how does any of this relate to your point about so called black racist?

  • DKnight007

    311.RaiderSam Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    DKnight007 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    142.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    So Todd Mcshays mock draft came out. But he said alot can change in 3 months.

    he has Star Louteli going 1 overall

    he has Damontre Moore going 2 overall.

    He has Bejorn Waerner going to Raiders at 3. Manti going 11th but he said he is a top 5 player on his board.

    I really dont want Werner. We dont need another shaunnseey. We need speed rushers guys like aldon smith or von miller types. Dion jordan would be nice who he has going 8th overall.

    Guess what. Anthony barr fans McShay said he is eligble to come out in the draft if he he decides. Would be a top 20 pick.

    I wouldnt mind trading down getting more picks and getting TEO’ at 10.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Te’o is as close to a sure thing as possible in this draft within the top 10 picks IMO.

    Love the kid….all heart and talent to boot….sideline to sideline player….smart…can blitz…can cover….is a leader and captain and will not quit! 4 down LB.

    Te’o is the complete opposite of McLain.

    Raiders need that type of player

    ——

    Waerner and Moore would be good. Them trading down for extra picks and getting Bama OL Barrett Jones, even better.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    I like Werner. Might be a bit raw though.

    I like Moore as well.

    Raiders need a true leader and quaterback of a rebuilt defense, that starts at MIKE/ILB position IMO.

    Especially since it is obvious McClain is going to be done here.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Dakota Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    308.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    SAY NO TO TE’O
    +++++++++++

    SAY YES TO TE’O (if we trade down to pick 10 or later)!

    —-

    Non rush LBs that high have historically been busts more times than not. We cant afford another.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Trade down:

    1- CB: Milliner, Rhodes, Banks, or Amerson
    2- OLB: Dion Jordan or A Barr
    3- DE: Brandon Jenkins
    4- OT: K Long if he was available or RB Michael Dyer or NT

    DE: Brandon Jenkins was considered 1st round talent before his injury
    OLB: Barr can be our V Miller type of player
    CB: we need a CB and it’s cheaper to draft one

    2 pass rushers and a CB (3 starters) to help fix our defense.
    We can add a NT later in the draft or we csn sign one in FA.

  • DKnight007

    There is great depth on the DLine/DE/stand up OLB positions in this years draft.

    Not so much depth at the MLB/ILB spots.

    Good depth at the CB spots also.

  • fingers

    Dmc and Branch are borderline…..was a big fan of a Branchs …. He’s had a tough time tackling and making plays this year….

  • DKnight007

    319.Raider O Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Trade down:

    1- CB: Milliner, Rhodes, Banks, or Amerson
    2- OLB: Dion Jordan or A Barr
    3- DE: Brandon Jenkins
    4- OT: K Long if he was available or RB Michael Dyer or NT

    DE: Brandon Jenkins was considered 1st round talent before his injury
    OLB: Barr can be our V Miller type of player
    CB: we need a CB and it’s cheaper to draft one

    2 pass rushers and a CB (3 starters) to help fix our defense.
    We can add a NT later in the draft or we csn sign one in FA.

    ^^^^^^^^
    I think Jordan is going be gone by middle to end of 1st round. Won’t last to be a 2nd rounder I think.

  • MiamiRaider78

    NFL.com had us ranked 13th in sacks given up.

    Thats with a pass happy offense that was missing Khalif Barnes for awhile.

    I think we could sign some FA’s to improve our line and protect whoever our QB is next year.

  • DKnight007

    Brandon Jenkins would be a good 3rd round pick for Raiders.

  • McFaddens_Sneakers

    Well if they decide to keep McClain and move to a 3-4 and somehow draft Teo with out reacing. we could have one of the best LB corps in the leage::::
    burris McClain Teo Wheeler

  • DennisAllensVisor

    McFaddens_Sneakers Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Well if they decide to keep McClain and move to a 3-4 and somehow draft Teo with out reacing. we could have one of the best LB corps in the leage::::
    burris McClain Teo Wheeler

    —-

    Wheeler isnt a 3-4 OLB.

    Burris is still raw, but looks good.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DE: Brandon Jenkins
    DT: Houston
    DT: Bryant, NT from FA or rookie
    DE: Shaughnessy

    OLB: Barr
    MLB: ?
    OLB: Burris

    CB: 1st round rookie
    CB: Adams, Ross, Chekwa, or FA

    FS: Huff
    SS: Branch

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Dion Jordan
    Corey Lemonier
    Kyle Long

    …. > Any other draft.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Raider O Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    DE: Brandon Jenkins
    DT: Houston
    DT: Bryant, NT from FA or rookie
    DE: Shaughnessy

    OLB: Barr
    MLB: ?
    OLB: Burris

    CB: 1st round rookie
    CB: Adams, Ross, Chekwa, or FA

    FS: Huff
    SS: Branch

    —-

    We’re staying 4-3 and dont keep Wheeler?

    Please, pass that good good player..

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    There is no record anywhere on earth of black people in amerikkka, such a system to enslave or dominate anyone.
    ==============================================
    So that’s the definition of racism you subscribe to ?

    You can only be a racist if you’re enslaving or dominating someone ?
    ============

    it isnt my definition

    it is the definition and purpose of those that invented the terminology in the first place

    Im sorry they didnt teach you that in english class

    racism is a power construct not an emotion

    dont take my word for it

    take a look

    Biography of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

    Physician, anthropologist, naturalist, physiologist, historian and bibliographer, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach is generally regarded as the founder of physical and scientific anthropology. He first used the word ”race” in 1775 to classify humans into five divisions: Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American, and Malay. Blumenbach also coined the term “Caucasian” because he believed that the Caucasus region of Asia Minor produced “the most beautiful race of men”.

    so you can clearly see i have nothing to do with any definition i only use the language as it is intended to be used

  • severeraiderz

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    manassamauler Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Slavery ended 150 years ago (give or take).

    Can we please all move the [bleep] on?
    ========

    we who?

    besides even though slavery ended the repercussions and ill affects still remain

    >> @missesdick. you should open a book. Arab muslims were the first to have black african slaves in the 10th century. the arabs showed the europeans how to do it. Mohammed the prophet had black african slaves. would you call arabs owning BLACK african slaves racism? you don’t history kid. and i don’t have to copy and paste crap like you do. I’m a self educated man and you are not on my level. run along
    ===========

    i didnt say the trans atlantic slave trade was the first slaverey.

    but the trans atlantic slave trade was the firts to be so destructive and comprehensive.

    Arabs still enslave black people in certain parts of the world.

    arabs never forced name change, or packed us in ships, like sardines barred marriage or parenting
    it isnt nearly the same

    study up

    besides how does any of this relate to your point about so called black racist?

    ////////////////////////////

    Chattel slavery is a whole different and twisted type of slavery

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DKnight007 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    There is great depth on the DLine/DE/stand up OLB positions in this years draft.

    Not so much depth at the MLB/ILB spots.

    Good depth at the CB spots also.
    =========================================

    Knowing we need everything, and also knowing we CANNOT have a bust in this spot, I like the Dline prospects or possibly Joeckel the OT from A&M.

  • inonewordraider

    werner-instant impact. he’s a monster using speed and or power to relentlessly get to the qb excellent run stopper as well in a 4-3

    moore-the best pass rushing prospect in the draft, super fast relentless but seems to lack discipline and size against the run although he does have the frame to add bulk

    te’o-plays with passion and is solid in all aspects. Has the size, speed, brain and work ethic to be elite but doesn’t wow you

  • DKnight007

    See??

    This team needs leaders on defense and LB’s!

    Te’o would fill a big void for Raiders.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Are the Raids last in sacks ?

    If we’re not, we’re close.

    Think a pass rushing DE or hybrid LB might be in order.

  • The_Judge37

    We have so many holes, can’t go wrong with position in the 1st round. It will all depend on the Player. Let’s hope Reggie hits a homer with his 1st, 1st rounder.

  • McFaddens_Sneakers

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    McFaddens_Sneakers Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Well if they decide to keep McClain and move to a 3-4 and somehow draft Teo with out reacing. we could have one of the best LB corps in the leage::::
    burris McClain Teo Wheeler

    —-

    Wheeler isnt a 3-4 OLB.

    Burris is still raw, but looks good.
    —-
    Just throwing out scenarios it would be nice if burris develops into a good LB. keep wheeler for sure and look for help on the inside.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    DE: Brandon Jenkins
    DT: Houston
    DT: Bryant, NT from FA or rookie
    DE: Shaughnessy

    OLB: Barr
    MLB: ?
    OLB: Burris
    ========================================

    Houston has not played inside, Bryant has been pushed off the line like Yippies at the 68 convention in Chicago, and you an unknown quantity at MLB. What is this the twinkie defense? Soft and creamy in the middle?

  • inonewordraider

    revised:
    werner-instant impact. he’s a monster using speed and or power to relentlessly get to the qb excellent run stopper as well in a 4-3 but is he fast enough?

    moore-the best pass rushing prospect in the draft, super fast relentless but seems to lack discipline and size against the run although he does have the frame to add bulk

    te’o-plays with passion and is solid in all aspects. Has the size, speed, brain and work ethic to be elite but doesn’t wow you

  • The_Judge37

    I hope we Draft a RT in the 1st, if not a LB. Stop gap pass rusher can be found in FA.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    DE: HOUSTON/BILUKIDI
    NT:
    DE: BRYANT/SHAUGHNESSY

    OLB:JORDAN
    ILB:BURRIS
    ILB:MCCLAIN :) /WHEELER
    OLB:LEMONIER

    CB: ADAMS
    CB: ROSS
    NB: HANSON

    FS: HUFF
    SS: BRANCH

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Barr (Chico’s guy) is raw, but he is talented and had 10+ sacks this year.

    Trade down:
    1- CB Milliner, Rhodes, Banks, or Amerson
    2- OLB A Barr or D Jordan if he was available
    3- DE Brandon Jenkins

    Add a NT and MLB in FA/ later in the draft.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    I hope we Draft a RT in the 1st, if not a LB. Stop gap pass rusher can be found in FA.

    —-

    LOL..

    Really? So theres just a gaggle of pass rushers sitting around wishing they were playing?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    werner-instant impact. he’s a monster using speed and or power to relentlessly get to the qb excellent run stopper as well in a 4-3
    ========================================

    I think Werner is just what we need around here. He can make the entire defense better.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Looking at a top 3 pick and you want a RT?!?!?!

    WOW..

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    It’s cheaper to find quality starters at MLB and NT in FA than CBs or pass rushers.

  • The_Judge37

    343.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    I hope we Draft a RT in the 1st, if not a LB. Stop gap pass rusher can be found in FA.

    —-

    LOL..

    Really? So theres just a gaggle of pass rushers sitting around wishing they were playing?
    ——-

    Burgess and Wimbley off the top of my head. Chris Clemons is another out of FA

  • The_Judge37

    345.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Looking at a top 3 pick and you want a RT?!?!?!

    WOW..
    ——

    Wow is you thinking we can build up this line with more Brisel type players.

  • inonewordraider

    woulnd’t be mad at lotuleiei either

  • manassamauler

    mistic: you said white people invented racism. they did not invent this: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. sorry genius but that has been around since humans were hunter gatherers.you can’t prove otherwise. and as far a slavery goes you need a fresh perspective. you’re slave to your government right now and to media and to pop culture. you can’t even see it. but i digress, fear of the unknown was not invented by white people and THAT was your original argument. then you changed your argument and ran from me there but your first point was wrong.