Linebacker Rolando McClain has had a bumpy ride since entering the league as the eighth overall pick of the 2010 draft and it got a little bumpier on Wednesday.
McClain did not participate in practice for the Raiders because of what coach Dennis Allen called “team-related issues,” according to CSNBayArea.com. Allen provided no further details about what issues might have contributed to McClain’s absence on Wednesday and he offered no insight into whether or not McClain would return to the team on Thursday.
McClain has played in all 11 games for the Raiders this season and he’s made nine starts, although there have been some weeks where McClain has barely been on the field. His play hasn’t really merited anything more than that and the off-field incidents, McClain recently had gun charges against him dropped, overshadow anything he’s done on the field.
Given the changes in the organization since McClain has come onboard and his limited production when he’s on the field, it wouldn’t be too surprising if the two sides part ways when the year comes to an end.