Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is obviously a humanitarian, and an optimist.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Raiders have given linebacker Rolando McClain’s agent permission to seek a trade to get him out of Oakland.
In other news, I just gave my recycling bin permission to roll itself out to the curb tomorrow morning.
The Raiders obviously have no use for McClain, having signed three linebackers already in free agency. There’s also the small matter of having been suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team as well as multiple off-field incidents.
But if they needed more reason, the fact he never delivered on his on-field promise would suffice. The former eighth-overall pick has been a disappointment, and they were expected to release him anyway.
Which they will likely do when they realize nobody’s going to give up much for him.