After Thursday night's loss to the Denver Broncos, the Raiders had extra rest this week in preparation for another AFC West rival, the Kansas City Chiefs. At Wednesday's practice, the team brought back middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who finished his two game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. There was some uncertainty if the Raiders would keep McClain on the roster.
“Rolando and I met this morning,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “I laid out exactly what the expectations are of him moving forward. And really that’s about it. We’re moving on from there and Rolando is part of this team.”
Allen told McClain that his role would be on special teams and as a back-up to Omar Gaither. He would not get into any specifics of the McClain suspension initially and backed that stance again Wednesday refusing to get into any specifics. McClain is fourth on the team in tackles with 60. He has added one sack and a forced fumble this season.
Along with McClain, defensive tackle Richard Seymour practiced for the Raiders. He has missed the last five games with hamstring issues. With his return to the practice field, there is a possibility he could play Sunday.
“I thought he looked well and yeah, I think there’s a good chance he’s going to play this week,” Allen said.
For weeks, Allen has mentioned the possibility of getting third string quarterback Terrelle Pryor some game reps. Despite being active the last two weeks, Pryor is yet to see the field. With the team sporting a 3-10 record and an emphasis being placed on seeing what the future holds, Allen did not rule out the possibility of Pryor playing Sunday.
“I think there is a chance of that, yes,” Allen said.
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