McClain: 'I ain't got nothing to say'


McClain: 'I ain't got nothing to say'

ALAMEDA -- Rolando McClain, who was reduced to a backup role at middle linebacker as well as slated to see time on special teams, played the role of scout team running back at Raiders practice Thursday, complete with the green beanie over his helmet to signify as much.

His two-game suspension over and his being placed back on the active 53-man roster following Wednesday morning's meeting with rookie coach Dennis Allen, McClain was also in the locker room during media access period.

He declined to speak to reporters, though.

"I ain't got nothing to say," McClain said with a shake of his head.

"Coach covered everything you could ask me."

Allen, though, has said repeatedly he would not get into specifics regarding the McClain suspension.

Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver was asked how McClain had responded since returning to the practice field.

"He's worked well at practice," Tarver said. "He's worked well at practice. He was a little under the weather on Wednesday, but he's worked. And so, that's how he's doing, day by day. And those two days, have been good days."

Tarver was also asked if he expected McClain to get on the field Sunday.

"I don't know," Tarver said. "We're going day by day. And 'I don't know' is an answer on that one. But he's working. And that's good. And he, and (to) the rest of us, (is) not a distraction. Just working."

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old


After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away


Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.