McClain clears waivers, Raiders waive OT

McClain clears waivers, Raiders waive OT
April 8, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Rolando McClain is now a street free agent, able to sign with any team, including the Raiders. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

As expected, former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has gone through waivers unclaimed, meaning A) none of the other 31 teams in the NFL deemed him worthy enough to pick up his contract and B) McClain is now free and clear to sign with any team as a street free agent, rather than as an unrestricted free agent because he does not have enough accrued NFL seasons, including the Raiders.

Don't count on that, though, as the Raiders remain on the hook for $7.26 million in "dead money" in terms of cap space for the 2013 season after waiving McClain, the No. 8 overall pick of the 2010 draft, in a much-expected move on Friday.

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Also, the Raiders announced they had waived offensive tackle Jason Slowey on Monday afternoon.

Slowey, a 2012 sixth-round draft pick of the 49ers, was signed to the Raiders' practice squad on Oct. 23 before inking a reserve/future contract on Jan. 2.