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Old 03-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #51
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Default Re: Rolando McClain anybody???

Oakland Raiders' Rolando McClain can seek trade

By Jerry McDonald
jmcdonald@bayareanewsgroup.com


Middle linebacker Rolando McClain has been given permission to seek a trade out of Oakland, according to an NFL Network report.

It has been clear that since McClain's suspension last season for conduct detrimental to the team -- which occurred after he learned he was losing his starting job to Omar Gaither -- that the first-round draft pick in 2010 was not in their plans.

It has become even more apparent this offseason, with the Raiders signing linebackers Kaluaka Maiava, Nick Roach and Kevin Burnett in free agency to go along with 2012 weak side starter Miles Burris.

Dealing McClain is a difficult proposition. He is due a salary of more than $4 million and has had problems off the field. In theory, McClain could accept a trade at a reduced salary.

If McClain's agent cannot find a suitable trade partner, the three-year veteran will be released with a salary cap hit at a reported $7 million.

http://www.mercurynews.com/raiders/c...can-seek-trade

-- Ya, I'm resurrecting this idea. Look, what's the worst thing that can happen if we were to give up a 7th round pick for him at a reduced salary? He comes into training camp and if he does have a changed attitude and a new outlook on football when he's not under that clusterfuck in Oakland, he could turn into a great Linebacker.

If he comes to camp the same immature prick, he gets cut and we move on.

With Sean Spence's career now in jeopardy, I don't feel comfortable with Larry Foote having the reigns for this year, let alone multiple years after this. We need a younger guy that can play with LT and be effective and, if we can tap into the talent he had at Alabama, we could get ourselves a gem. This move is such a low risk / high reward that we'd be stupid not to at least consider it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:37 AM   #52
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Default Re: Rolando McClain anybody???

I don't like his attitude but I would take a chance on him if all we gave up was a 6th or 7th rounder
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #53
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Default Re: Rolando McClain anybody???

I would be ok with trading for him for something like a 6th or 7th round pick. I think we have to spend a pick on a MLB in the draft anyway, so why not bring a proven NFL player in. Don't know how good he is but he seems to be a solid starter for all his NFL career so he should be alright. Of course only if the cap hit isn't too much. I think for under 2 mil it's considerble.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #54
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Default Re: Rolando McClain anybody???

It would just seem like a move that would make a lot of sense. A 7th round pick is going to be a project pick anyway and his chances of making the roster would be questionable at best - just like McClain's would be. Essentially, we'd be giving up a 7th round pick for the potential of a 1st round pick if he changes his attitude and work ethic.

I'd love to see this happen but I doubt it does, sadly. I'd think his cap hit would be around 1 million anyway which would provide depth and, again, a chance at landing a legitimate starter next to LT. Make it happen Mike and friends!
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Default Re: Rolando McClain anybody???

I look at high draft picks who are busts, I look at the team they are on. The Raiders have been a mess asan origanization so I am confident they didnt give him the guidance on or off the field to be a great player.

He has the skill set. He would be worth a 6th rounder if he renegotiates.

issue is...Raiders never trade with Steelers and if they did Al Davis would turn over in his grave.

we can hope he gets cut.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #56
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I look at high draft picks who are busts, I look at the team they are on. The Raiders have been a mess asan origanization so I am confident they didnt give him the guidance on or off the field to be a great player.

He has the skill set. He would be worth a 6th rounder if he renegotiates.

issue is...Raiders never trade with Steelers and if they did Al Davis would turn over in his grave.

we can hope he gets cut.
I agree with your first part. Take Hood for example, he isn't playing great for us but you switch him to a team like the Giants and he may be a pro bowl DT.
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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...akland-raiders

Worth a look?
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the price must be right. worth a look, especially if it gives us more options going into the draft
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with the way we are with free agents and our cap problem, will be lucky if we can afford a plane ticket over let alone signing him to any deals
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The Steelers right price doubt he would go for it but worth a shot
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