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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.

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39 Responses to “Rolando McClain asked to remain away from Raiders”
  1. paul82461 says: Nov 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    L the BUM go now it wont make a difference. Consider the $285,000 a gift to make him go away.

  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.

  3. moezdee says: Nov 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    Wow, that guy was so highly regarded coming out of Bama. Another 1 st round bust.

  4. boknowsvt says: Nov 29, 2012 6:44 PM

    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.
    **************************************************

    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.

  5. therealraiderduck says: Nov 29, 2012 6:44 PM

    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.

  6. galvestontexans says: Nov 29, 2012 6:46 PM

    At least it wont cost them as much as Jamarcus did to go away

  7. samel2003 says: Nov 29, 2012 6:46 PM

    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.

  8. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 29, 2012 6:47 PM

    Bye Death-Ro

  9. hoodheisman says: Nov 29, 2012 6:49 PM

    I’ll give $285 to make the coaching staff stay away from the team.

  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

  11. schat747 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:03 PM

    What’s the over/under on when McClain is bankrupt or in jail — I’ll say 3.5 years.

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 29, 2012 7:05 PM

    As opposed to all of the right decisions that led them to a 3-8 record? Maybe they should do the opposite of their instincts for a change. They could be 8-3 if they did that!

  13. raiderinva says: Nov 29, 2012 7:07 PM

    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.

  14. Grinds My Gear says: Nov 29, 2012 7:08 PM

    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.

  15. aldavisisthenfl says: Nov 29, 2012 7:09 PM

    Fire him…….with cause…..

  16. clayme52 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:10 PM

    Has this guy done anything other than suplex Amendola a few years ago?

  17. csdaddy7777 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:13 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
    ———————————–
    Amen. Couldn’t agree more. Lets hope we are finally headed in the right direction

  18. bnutz44 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:16 PM

    Manti T’eo will be manning Raiders D next year!

  19. bigbluwreckincrew83 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:31 PM

    How ironic. In about a month Dennis Allen will be asked to remain away from the Raiders.

  20. r8rh8r says: Nov 29, 2012 7:32 PM

    Is there ever any GOOD news that comes out of Jokeland?

  21. thefiesty1 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:32 PM

    Wore out his welcome? Humm! Maybe it’s the coaching staff.

  22. sjsuraider says: Nov 29, 2012 7:33 PM

    raiderinva there’s no way you can be serious. Do you remember brisel, shawntae spencer, or basically everybody he’s picked up in the secondary.

  23. thunderstruck24 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:37 PM

    He will be cut after the point where the browns can’t claim him and use his knowledge of the game plan.

  24. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 29, 2012 7:38 PM

    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.

  25. raiderapologist says: Nov 29, 2012 7:41 PM

    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
    ————
    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.

  26. thunderstruck24 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:43 PM

    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

  27. hendeeze says: Nov 29, 2012 7:44 PM

    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

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

    ” He’s fast, baby!”

  29. nmrdr795 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:53 PM

    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.

  30. nkmho says: Nov 29, 2012 8:00 PM

    Must’ve gotten kicked by Suh in the groin in that picture.

  31. 6ringsandarapist says: Nov 29, 2012 8:06 PM

    raiders = who cares?

  32. milwaukeeraider says: Nov 29, 2012 8:16 PM

    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.

  33. justwannawinna says: Nov 29, 2012 8:21 PM

    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

  34. raiderapologist says: Nov 29, 2012 8:21 PM

    ninerfan94954 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:53 PM

    ” He’s fast, baby!”
    ———–
    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.

  35. randallflagg52 says: Nov 29, 2012 8:47 PM

    Rolando McClain and Titus Young better get it together, because both are going to be out of the NFL for life very soon.

  36. thetruth619 says: Nov 29, 2012 8:53 PM

    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.

  37. ppc50 says: Nov 29, 2012 9:06 PM

    Next stop – Dallas!!! Sign him up Jerry!!!

  38. rayguyreturns says: Nov 29, 2012 9:46 PM

    Slowlando McClain aka: Big Feet of Concrete

  39. rickeydynamite25 says: Nov 30, 2012 7:20 AM

    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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