McClain inactive again

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McClain inactive again

CHARLOTTE -- Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain is inactive for the second consecutive week since being reinstated from his two-game unpaid suspension for "conduct detrimental" to the team.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who was already declared out with a hamstring injury on Friday, is also inactive, along with rookie receiver Juron Criner, who was on the injury report with a hip issue.

The rest of the Raiders inactives for the Carolina game as healthy scratches, then: running back Jeremy Stewart, defensive end Dave Tollefson and offensive linemen Lucas Nix and Willie Smith.

The Panthers inactives: quarterback Jimmy Clausen, receiver David Gettis, running back Jonathan Stewart, linebacker James Anderson, offensive linemen Geoff Hangartner and Haysworth Hicks and defensive tacle Sione Fua.

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

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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

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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.