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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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12/17/14 - LB Rolando McClain missed practice on Wednesday with a sore knee. He should practice on Thursday and play Sunday.
11/28/14 - LB Rolando McClain was slowed by a sprained knee against the Eagles. He struggled running and nursed his right knee throughout the 33-10 loss to the Eagles. Added owner Jerry Jones: "He was sensitive with it, but ... he was able to finish. And that's a good thing. But it did look like he was favoring his knee a little bit out there." McClain hopes to get through next Thursday's game against the Bears and then have 10 days off before a rematch against the Eagles.
11/10/14 - LB Rolando McClain dressed for the game but was held out because of groin and knee injuries. The Cowboys hope he will be ready to go after the bye.
11/06/14 - LB Rolando McClain has yet to practice this week. But he has gone through all the walk-through practices and is pointing toward playing this Sunday. He suffered a knee injury against the Cardinals, but X-Rays and an MRI came back negative.
11/03/14 - LB Rolando McClain suffered a knee injury late against the Cardinals and is questionable for the Jaguars game. X-rays showed no structural damage in McClain's knee. Results of an MRI on Monday are not yet known.