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Raiders waive Rolando McClain

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02:10 PM ET 04.06 | The Oakland Raiders waived linebacker Rolando McClain on Friday, according to Adam Schefter. The Raiders were going to owe the former first-round pick a base salary of $4.005 million in 2013 and $5.805 million in 2014, and, according to Evan Silva, it's a "safe bet" that he'll clear waivers. McClain was selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Alabama by the Raiders with the No. 8 overall pick. In his three years with the team, he has made 244 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one safety and intercepted one pass. Late in the 2012 season, McClain was kicked out of a team practice and immediately took to Twitter and Facebook, saying that he was done with the team and wished he was anywhere else. The Raiders had hopes at one point of trading McClain to avoid losing him and getting nothing in return. His release is news to no one.

Adam Schefter

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April 6, 2013  02:51 PM ET

better not to spend good money after bad

April 6, 2013  03:15 PM ET

Waive him or wave TO him?

April 6, 2013  03:40 PM ET

Another wasted first rounder...

April 6, 2013  03:42 PM ET
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Another wasted first rounder...

DMC is the only first round pick left on the team. Pretty amazing when you think of it in that context.

Ah well, onward and upward.

April 6, 2013  03:44 PM ET
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Another wasted first rounder...

He seems like a Jerry Jones kinda guy.

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April 6, 2013  03:48 PM ET
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He seems like a Jerry Jones kinda guy.

And you thought I died....I just multiplied!!! oh you hoped I died my mistake cowboy!!!

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April 6, 2013  03:52 PM ET
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McCain was not that bad of a player, but he was expensive and a distraction.

I kind of felt the same way until I read this article. Brings back memories, few good.

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2013/4/5/4188916/the-tragic-tale-of-rol ando-mcclain-oakland-raiders-highlights

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April 6, 2013  03:53 PM ET
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And you thought I died....I just multiplied!!! oh you hoped I died my mistake cowboy!!!

Speaking of wasted first rounders...

April 6, 2013  03:54 PM ET
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He seems like a Jerry Jones kinda guy.

Don't give him ideas, GnG...

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April 6, 2013  03:57 PM ET
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Red or Blue?

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGMen!! Jets!

April 6, 2013  03:57 PM ET
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Speaking of wasted first rounders...

Ha!

April 6, 2013  03:59 PM ET

Good riddance to bad rubbish. He has some skills, but not as he was used in Oakland. What he lacks are maturity, judgement, and motivation. Maybe someday he'll gain these basic life skills and be of value to somebody. Maybe a personal advisor to Jamarcus???

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April 6, 2013  03:59 PM ET

Beautiful weekend in Joisey!!!

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