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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Linebacker Rolando McClain: A physical force and a natural leader on a defense that has ranked 29th, 31st and 31st over the past three years. A common sense pick at No. 8 overall to address a major weakness.
A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 1/8 -- Rolando McClain, LB, 6-3, 254, Alabama, With tackles Trent Williams and Russell Okung off the board, the Raiders made McClain the highest selected linebacker in franchise history. - by The Sports Xchange
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10/16/14 - LB Rolando McClain missed his second straight day of practice to deal with child custody issues. He is expected to be back at practice on Friday and play against the Giants.
10/15/14 - LB Rolando McClain was excused from practice Wednesday and Thursday to take care of personal business back in Alabama. McClain is seeking custody of his children.
10/12/14 - LB Rolando McClain continues to provide the NFL with a feel-good story of redemption in a season when the league needs it the most. McClain, who came out of retirement after being labeled a first-round bust following three off-the-field arrests, finished off Sunday's win with an interception in the final minutes of a 30-23 victory over Seattle. "Absolute animal man, an animal," teammate Orlando Scandrick said. "I see why he was a top-10 pick."
10/09/14 - LB Rolando McClain has a chance of playing against the Seahawks. And although McClain has yet to get on the practice field because of a nagging groin injury, the Cowboys are remaining positive. He has participated in walk-through practices all week and could practice on Friday on a limited basis.
10/06/14 - LB Rolando McClain aggravated a groin injury against the Texans and is iffy for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Still the Cowboys have seen enough from McClain to begin thinking about signing him to a contract extension.