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Update: Raiders waive McClain

The Raiders will waive middle linebacker Rolando McClain Friday, according to an ESPN report.

UPDATE: The Raiders confirmed they have waived McClain.

McClain’s departure was a foregone conclusion ever since his two-game suspension last season for conduct detrimental to the team after he got into an exchange with coach Dennis Allen after being informed Omar Gaither would be the starting linebacker.

There was no immediate confirmation from the Raiders on the transaction.

Earlier in the season, McClain was removed from the field in the nickel defense, with rookie Miles Burris taking his place.

The Butkus Award winner from national champion Alabama never became the playmaker or defensive presence the Raideres had hoped after making him the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft.

While often invisible on the field, McClain made headlines for the wrong reasons off the field, most notably an in-season arrest in 2011 on charges that he allegedly fired a gun near the head of an acquaintance following an argument.

Misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, menacing and illegal discharge of a firearm within the city limits of his hometown of Decatur, Ala., were eventually dropped when the victim in the case declined to assist in prosecution.

Most recently, McClain was arrested for failing to citation after being pulled over for illegal window tint.

The Raiders signed three linebackers during the free agent period, Kaluka Maiava, Nick Roach and Kevin Burnett. Roach is the likely starting middle linebacker if the Raiders retain a 4-3 defense.

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  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    RaidersBeat ‏@RaidersBeat 2m

    There it is. @AdamSchefter: Raiders reached agreement with former Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins.

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

    OK. So we’ve got our starting corners now. Once Reggie shores up the front seven in the draft, we’ll be ready to go.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Draft Tyrann mathieu in the 3rd round.. which will be hard cuz he has met with 25 teams already.. but that would be a nice lineup at nickel

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Duck, I agree, and I don’t wanna start another Hue debate but the first thing Reggie does is can a 1st yr. HC coming off an 8-8 season.

    We can argue whether Hue deserved it or not but the fact remains…

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    Cork and others who have spoken to Reggie personally have said it was Mark’s call to fire Hue, and his one condition for Reggie taking the job. Reggie’s claiming responsibility was more about falling on his sword for his new employer: it’s kind of like an ex-girlfriend saying “It’s not you, it’s me.” No, actually it’s you. They’re just being polite.

    ========

    http://www.mercurynews.com/raiders/ci_22106298/poole-oakland-raiders-owner-mark-davis-airs-frustrations

    “Last year at this time we were 7-4 and (ahead) in the division,” Davis said, his exasperation evident. “Then we lost four out of our last five. And that’s why I DIDN’T FIGHT for (former head coach) Hue Jackson to keep his job.”

    That sounds more like Shreg told Hue he wanted his own guy who could do better…And Mark called his HC out 3 times last year. Maybe there is hope for Mark after all. He must realize Denise is soft unlike the GM.

  • RaiderLen

    RaiderFredinDallas Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter. Not bad Reggie not bad.
    ————————————–
    Impossible.

    Nobody wants to play here.

    Especially for Reggie.

    Everyone knows He is regularly drunk on maple syrup.

    I’ll have to see it to believe it.

  • pcraider

    Whoever gave the order to can hubris gets a medal in my book.

    Those trades will be stapled to his résumé forever…

  • rudegruden

    Captain Roberts Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    rudegruden Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:35 pm
    How is it that Palmer got completely blamed for going 4-12, but Reggie (who should be 100% held accountable to the TEAM record) gets a pass for multiple years?
    ——————————————

    I think most blame knapp, that’s why Reggie gave DA the order to fire him. Mainly Reggie wanted to save his guy, DAs bacon.

    Another reason Palmer gets the blame is because he deserves it. That’s why Reggie shoved him out the door. Reggie saw nothing to build around. And Reggie needed to act in order to save his bacon.

    But I’m not sure if Reggie gets a pass. He’s already pulled a few boners and yanked a few chains. I think 2014 is the year Reggie and DA need to sh*t or get off the pot, or Mark will have their bacon.

    —————
    Agreed, with Reggie’s approach, 2014 should be the make or break year.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Stanford Routt is still out there .. hmmm

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    WHOA WHOA.. whens the last time a RAIDERS CB made a play like that against VINCENT JACKSON from TAMPA BAY??

    http://youtu.be/CENgZyfuxA8

    ——————-

    Michael Jenkins

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Rudegruden Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    Captain Roberts Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    rudegruden Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:35 pm
    How is it that Palmer got completely blamed for going 4-12, but Reggie (who should be 100% held accountable to the TEAM record) gets a pass for multiple years?
    ——————————————

    I think most blame knapp, that’s why Reggie gave DA the order to fire him. Mainly Reggie wanted to save his guy, DAs bacon.

    Another reason Palmer gets the blame is because he deserves it. That’s why Reggie shoved him out the door. Reggie saw nothing to build around. And Reggie needed to act in order to save his bacon.

    But I’m not sure if Reggie gets a pass. He’s already pulled a few boners and yanked a few chains. I think 2014 is the year Reggie and DA need to sh*t or get off the pot, or Mark will have their bacon.

    —————
    Agreed, with Reggie’s approach, 2014 should be the make or break year.

    ==========

    I can see that but I can see Mark calling Gruden & asking him to bring in his own GM if they suck it up again this year.

  • xraided

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:10 pm
    Draft Tyrann mathieu in the 3rd round.. which will be hard cuz he has met with 25 teams already.. but that would be a nice lineup at nickel

    __________________

    yea he may go in the mid to late 2nd … if we can acquire a 2nd rounder by trading back with MIA at #12 overall(when Fisher drops to us at #3 overall) …

    although, Mathieu is probably not on Reggie’s radar because he’s not a high character err i mean religious player, he’s a trouble maker. yea Reggie, tell that to the bungholes. they’ve built their D around problem children, and they were top of the league last year and getting better.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I can see that but I can see Mark calling Gruden & asking him to bring in his own GM if they suck it up again this year.

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

    No no no. Nobody should want Gruden.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Russ Smith is 3 of 14 from the field.

    He just needs to go 3 of 10 from here to win “MVP”.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dee Milliner lovers? Yeah sit down now lol

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    although, Mathieu is probably not on Reggie’s radar

    ———————–

    Tyrann already worked out for the Raiders in Alameda two weeks ago per walterfootball.. its under the radar but Raiders were on of the few teams he worked out for first

  • rudegruden

    I wonder if Houston Astros fans are this confident in their GM?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    Russ Smith is 3 of 14 from the field.

    He just needs to go 3 of 10 from here to win “MVP”.
    ***************************

    Siva diggin in deep mayne……this is a helluva game

  • xraided

    Mathieu, Porter, Branch, Woodson or a draft pick at FS … with Adams and whoever else backing them up.

  • xraided

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    although, Mathieu is probably not on Reggie’s radar

    ———————–

    Tyrann already worked out for the Raiders in Alameda two weeks ago per walterfootball.. its under the radar but Raiders were on of the few teams he worked out for first

    _________________

    good knowledge i didn’t realize he came in… yea get the 2nd rounder from MIA and GET HIM! our DB needs it bigtime.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Well so we got Porter and Jenkins…..so if we dont trade down…its Star or Dion Jordan….gotta ger a dline…Dknight shut up with sorry ass Ansah

  • RaiderRich510

    Welcome to the Raider Nation Mike Jenkins

  • J Hill

    Nice addition at CB.

    Still like Adams, Chekwa, and Jones.

    Solid 5 CBs.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    If Reggie had someone in Alameda you got to think him and DENNIS are big time interested at drafting him.. but Niners have all these 2nd round picks and he just met with them in SF on fri

  • Chris in NY

    This game has really been phenomonal. Officiating has been spotty but the calls have probably evened out.

  • xraided

    and plus, we trade with MIA when Fisher falls in our lap, and i’d say: with the 12th pick of the 2013 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders select: Tavon Austin, WR – West Virginia … then Mathieu with MIA’s early 2nd round pick? draft = successful at that point. can anyone refute that?

  • ToneMcFresh

    ‏@AdamSchefter

    Raiders reached agreement with former Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins.

    Good work McKenzie!!!

  • xraided

    oh dear lord. that’s what you guys are talking about.. mike jenkins is a raider… LOL! been at the gym didn’t realize. NICE BIGMAC!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    “Mark is not his father.”
    ===============================
    Yeah, we know that.

    In fact, I think it’s safe to say that Al didn’t respect junior too much.

    Honestly, I don’t think Mark gives a schit, knows much, or is very interested about football.

    I believe that was a huge disappointment to Al.

    I’ve read on this blog that Mark was a notorious coke head.

    Don’t know if that’s true, but if it was, that couldn’t sit well with dad either.

    I definitely get the feeling that Al wished he had another son to leave the team to.

    I mean, Mark goes from having virtually nothing to do with the RAIDERS, to owning them.

    I also get the feeling that Mark doesn’t miss dad too much and is glad to be out from under his thumb, even if he realizes he doesn’t know squat and isn’t the man his father was.

    Is Mark Davis married ? Any kids ? Romantic interest ?

    Who is Mark Davis anyway ?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Jhill and Raider O…you my bros…but Milliner will not be coming to Oakland as a Raider

  • J Hill

    Helluva game.

    Burke getting his Kobe on. Shooting too damn much.

    Hardaway and Robinson should be on the post getting more touches.

  • xraided

    well i still think Mathieu in the mid to late round round would be a solid pickup. move the kid to FS for crying out loud. he’s a huge playmaker. we need a young hungry INT machine for a FS

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Xraided Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    and plus, we trade with MIA when Fisher falls in our lap, and i’d say: with the 12th pick of the 2013 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders select: Tavon Austin, WR – West Virginia … then Mathieu with MIA’s early 2nd round pick? draft = successful at that point. can anyone refute that?
    ****************************

    I can….come on…lil ass 5’8 WR that high? Never….and Mathieu will not go in 2nd

  • J Hill

    Well, since we picked up 2 corners, that’s easy to see.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    J Hill Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    Helluva game.

    Burke getting his Kobe on. Shooting too damn much.

    Hardaway and Robinson should be on the post getting more touches.
    ***********************

    This mthfkn young dawgs are battling….Still Mike Dixon woulda been yolkin Siva and Smith

  • RaiderLen

    Reggie has already said that He will win up front.

    Pretty blatant admission of His intentions about how to build a team.

    Milliner has never been an option imo.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    If we trade down with Miami to get the 12 42 and 54…we can find our NT,RDE and FS in that block

  • xraided

    I can….come on…lil ass 5′8 WR that high? Never….and Mathieu will not go in 2nd

    ________________

    how tall is welker decker or percy harvin or amendola again?! LOL! he’s in the same mold as all of them. besides, i say get the best offensive playermaker if we’re picking at #12 because all the top pick or DL/OL will be gone by then… except for maybe Werner or something.

    Mathieu can and will go in the late 2nd round. everyone knows this kid can ball. he may not, just sayin

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaiderLen Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    Reggie has already said that He will win up front.

    Pretty blatant admission of His intentions about how to build a team.

    Milliner has never been an option imo.
    **********************************

    I been telling these guys on here this

  • RaiderLen

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    If we trade down with Miami to get the 12 42 and 54…we can find our NT,RDE and FS in that block
    ——————————-
    Hey B,

    I really like the idea of a trade down with Miami.

    If it happens, I’ll trust Reggie fills the holes.

    I think it’s possible Star could still be there at 12.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Xraided Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    I can….come on…lil ass 5′8 WR that high? Never….and Mathieu will not go in 2nd

    ________________

    how tall is welker decker or percy harvin or amendola again?! LOL! he’s in the same mold as all of them. besides, i say get the best offensive playermaker if we’re picking at #12 because all the top pick or DL/OL will be gone by then… except for maybe Werner or something.

    Mathieu can and will go in the late 2nd round. everyone knows this kid can ball. he may not, just sayin
    ***************************

    Reggie not picking a smallish WR that high when we need to build trenches

  • RaiderLen

    I been telling these guys on here this
    ——————————-
    I can only assume that some haven’t read what He’s said or choose to ignore it.

    IDK

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000158519/article/rolando-mcclain-already-has-offers-from-three-teams

    afc west teams. oohh boyy! not good. dude will be out for a vengence.”

    Yes please let him get back at us by jogging slowly behind McFadden 8 times a game!!

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Don’t we all wish we could be as lackadaisical about our jobs as the people who run this “news” site?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaiderLen Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    If we trade down with Miami to get the 12 42 and 54…we can find our NT,RDE and FS in that block
    ——————————-
    Hey B,

    I really like the idea of a trade down with Miami.

    If it happens, I’ll trust Reggie fills the holes.

    I think it’s possible Star could still be there at 12.
    ****************************

    Yeah well some mocks have him going around there….would be ideal with two more picks in second….build a strong defense

  • J Hill

    Congrats to Louisvillle.

    They earned it.

  • RaiderLen

    Reggie not picking a smallish WR that high when we need to build trenches
    ———————————–
    Agree.

    His way is through the trenches.

    The other stuff while important, is window dressing.

  • http://polarityblog.com Silverandblack666

    “If we trade down with Miami to get the 12 42 and 54…we can find our NT,RDE and FS in that block”

    OR

    #15 from the Saints they need to replace their LT that left to Free Agency.

  • xraided

    Reggie not picking a smallish WR that high when we need to build trenches

    _______________________________

    a trade with MIA is my prediction because it is very likely that Fisher will drop to us… MIA desperately needs LT and they have the ammo to move up with us… so if it happens, who would you snag at #12

  • qodrn1

    From Peter Hegarty:

    Thief enters the @RAIDERS training facility via open door in #Alameda & steals 8-10 laptops, says @AlamedaPD #Oakland #Raiders #football

    Bet this wasn’t an issue under the Al regime. Not to mention the fact I have no doubt Al would have found some very large people to help him get the stuff back.

  • J Hill

    Rookies at those 3 positions won’t help us win next year.

    Would be good building blocks though,

    I’d go NT at 12 with Hankins, RB and OLB in rd 2.

    We’re running a 3-4!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Well Louisville wins it…I know our guy SilverandBlackBleeder is jumping for joy

    L’ville was best team this year because Michael Dixon got screwed over at Mizzou…but they won it so the banner will hang