Raiders assign numbers to rookies

Raiders assign numbers to rookies
May 9, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Sio Moore will wear No. 55, the jersey number previously worn by Rolando McClain. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Sio Moore said the Raiders were getting a "pissed-off" linebacker and the "best linebacker in the draft" after Oakland selected him in the third round two weeks ago.

The Raiders were also obviously getting a linebacker who does not believe in karma…or bad luck in numbers.

Moore will wear No. 55, former middle linebacker Rolando McClain's number, as the Raiders announced Thursday the jersey numbers for their 10 draft picks.

Also of note -- sixth-round defensive tackle Stacy McGee will wear No. 92, worn most recently by Richard Seymour, who is an unrestricted free agent and recently told NFL.com he "definitely" wants to play this season. The Raiders giving away his number would be the most solid indication Seymour will not play in Oakland again. And water is wet.

The rest of the Raiders rookies numbers, then…

Cornerback D.J. Hayden, No. 25
Offensive tackle Menelik Watson, No. 71
Quarterback Tyler Wilson, No. 8
Tight end Nick Kasa, No. 88
Running back Latavius Murray, No. 34
Tight end Mychal Rivera, No. 81
Wide receiver Brice Butler, No. 19
Defensive end David Bass, No. 51