McClain active as Raiders host Broncos

McClain active as Raiders host Broncos
December 19, 2010, 9:35 pm
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Dec. 19, 2010GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com

OAKLAND Despite missing two full weeks of practice and the game atJacksonville, rookie middle linebacker Rolando McClain is active ortodays game against Denver.McClain, the No. 8 overall pick of the draft out of Alabama, has ahistory against Broncos starting quarterback Tim Tebow, the rookie fromFlorida.In last years SEC title game, McClain effectively spied Tebow throughout the game.Johnnie Lee Higgins (ankle) was inactive, giving punt-return dutiesback to Nick Miller. Both players are averaging 7.2 yards per puntreturn.The inactive lists: Raiders Higgins, CBs Walter McFadden and Jeremy Ware, RB MichaelBennett, LB Bruce Davis, Gs Daniel Loper and Bruce Campbell. J.T.OSullivan is the 3rd QB.Broncos K Matt Prater, S Brian Dawkins, RB Laurence Maroney, CBCassius Vaughn, OL Eric Olsen, WR Demaryius Thomas and LB DavidVeikune. Kyle Orton is the 3rd QB.