Rolando McClain asked to remain away from Raiders

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Linebacker Rolando McClain is still a member of the Oakland Raiders, although he may not be playing another game for the team.

Coach Dennis Allen addressed McClain’s absence because of “team-related issues,” which reportedly began after a heated conversation with the head coach on the practice field on Wednesday. Allen said that McClain has not been suspended, but McClain has been asked to remain away from the team because “there’s going to be consequences to his actions.”

Allen wouldn’t say what comes next for the team and McClain. They could still try to suspend him suspend him without pay for conduct detrimental to the team or they could simply wipe their hands of him. That option might be giving McClain exactly what he wants and the Raiders would be stuck paying more than $285,000 for the rest of the season, but that might not be as big a concern for the Raiders as getting rid of a player with no future in the organization.

“We’ve got to make a decision as an organization. We’re going to make sure we make the right decision,” Allen said, via CBSSports.com.

If the Raiders don’t cut ties with McClain now, it shouldn’t be too long after the season ends that they do cut him loose.

39 responses to “Rolando McClain asked to remain away from Raiders

  1. What the hell is McClain doing in that picture? Either celebrating a tackle or suffering a groin injury.

  2. geeeeemen says: Nov 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    What the hell is McClain doing in that picture? Either celebrating a tackle or suffering a groin injury.
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    It must be the latter as I can’t recall him ever making a tackle. I seriously hate this guy and can’t wait for him to be released.

  3. If they bench him for this weekend, they can then suspend him the remaining four games w/o pay, and that’s exactly what they should do.

  4. Or maybe you keep the nuclear parties separated until you fire the coach. The raiders may be holding onto McClain so they can cut Allen.

  5. Reggie is cleaning up all the trash..in 3 years , you’ll only see Janikowski and Lechler left from Al’s days..Reggie wants players who produce, McClain hasn’t done anything

  6. Well everyone that Reggie McKenzie has invested in has paid off.

    When Reggie released Stanford Routt a lot of people thought he was nuts. KC snatched him up and then cut him.

    No matter what Reggie and Dennis do with Rolando McClain, I have to believe that history to date shows it will work out.

  7. tooz, Lechler might not be here for long either. He hasn’t been the same since his arthroscopic knee surgery and he’s expected to be a free agent. Don’t think McKenzie is trying to salvage bad contracts.

  8. Reggie is cleaning up all the trash..in 3 years , you’ll only see Janikowski and Lechler left from Al’s days..Reggie wants players who produce, McClain hasn’t done anything
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    Amen. Couldn’t agree more. Lets hope we are finally headed in the right direction

  9. based on what you say above, why not suspend him ,for four games without pay, where he is not allowed near the team, and then see if there is any interest out there.

    Problem with that not to many teams want a guy who can’t play, has baggage, and makes stupid decision. You can always take the kid out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of the kid.

  10. tooz72 says: Nov 29, 2012 6:53 PM

    Reggie is cleaning up all the trash..in 3 years , you’ll only see Janikowski and Lechler left from Al’s days..Reggie wants players who produce, McClain hasn’t done anything
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    Lechler probably won’t be back next year. In 3 years, you might expect to see Jano, Veldheer, Wisniewski, Houston, Bryant, Shaughnessy, Myers, Moore, Ford, and Ausberry. Maybe.

    clayme52 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:10 PM

    Has this guy done anything other than suplex Amendola a few years ago?
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    He concussed Sproles a couple of years ago, when Sproles was still with the Chargers.

  11. Grinds I agree leacher is gone too. there is a very good punter on ir Marquette king who will replace him. He came up with a “mystery” injury right before final cut this year

  12. Chosen ahead of NaVarro Bowman, and until recently, Raider fans still considered McClain the “Patrick Willis of the Eastbay” One gets an extension, while the other is getting cut for insubordination

  13. Great. Now they just need to ask knapp and the whole defense except miles burris to stay away from the team. Will just send out miles burris by himself on Sunday and let the offense just run the old backyard plays. Just run wherver u feel like.

  14. Rolando McClain is exactly the player who would have stayed on this team and collected a check from Al Davis without even thinking twice about it. Those days are over and every overrated player on the roster will be gone this off-season.

  15. Idk what you guys are seeing in games but Mcclain isnt a terrible ILB he tackles well and has all the physical ability. I think if they cut him their will be plenty of teams willing to sign him to see what hes about. Honestly i think dennis allen should go. They need to draft some playmakers. Playing pryor to see if hes any good should also be a priority, because there will be some good quaterbacks in FA

  16. ninerfan94954 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:53 PM

    ” He’s fast, baby!”
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    You’re lame, baby. McClain wasn’t drafted for his speed. He was one of those contrary picks, like Gallery, that was supposed to be safe.

  17. If they really want to hurt his career, they should let keep playing. Every game that he plays his value goes down.

    Its one thing if you’re a bust cus you just don’t have the talent to compete (Hi Tebow). But having the talent and just wasting it is pathetic.

  18. I was all for the McClain pick, but quickly became concerned that it was a huge mistake after observing his personality on and off the field. Something about a Linebacker who wears a Wr/Cb facemask that just touches a nerve,, just wierd to me. Anyway we shouldve known this would be a rough year for the Raiders,, it’s called growing pains, so getting rid of the trash now will pay off in the long run.

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