Raiders inactives: McClain sits, McFadden good to go


Raiders inactives: McClain sits, McFadden good to go

OAKLAND -- Not surprisingly, middle linebacker Rolando McClain is among the seven inactive Raiders players for their home finale, against Kansas City.

McClain, who was suspended two games for "conduct detrimental" to the team, returned to the Raiders on Wednesday and practiced throughout the week. His being inactive, though, makes you wonder if he will ever dress for a game again. Because while McClain purportedly put on Facebook two weeks ago that he was done with the Raiders, general manager Reggie McKenzie has said that he, and not McClain, will make that decision.

Also, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who suffered a setback to his strained hamstring on Thursday, is inactive after being listed as questionable on Friday.

The rest of the Raiders' inactives, then: defensive end Jack Crawford, running back Jeremy Stewart, receiver Derek Hagan, right tackle Willie Smith and offensive lineman Lucas Nix.

It all means strong safety Tyvon Branch, who did not practice until Friday with a tweaked ankle, and running back Darren McFadden, who re-aggravated his high ankle sprain on Dec. 6, are ready to play.

The Chiefs' inactives: quarterback Ricky Stanzi, receiver Steve Breaston, safety Abram Elam, running back Cyrus Gray, running back Nate Eachus and guard Russ Hochstein.

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

A week after signing a deal with the Vikings, former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has undergone ankle surgery.

The Vikings made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota issued the following statement regarding the surgery:

"Vikings RB Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16. Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp."

Murray's deal with the Vikings is reported worth $15 million over three years, but can reportedly be voied after the first year.

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Murray became the Raiders' primary running back midway through the 2015 season. In his three years in Oakland, Murray carried the ball 543 times for 2,278 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

After four seasons with the Raiders, tight end Mychal Rivera is on the move.

The 2013 sixth-round pick has signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced.

News of an agreement between the two sides was first reported by ESPN. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

After playing a prominent role in Oakland his first two seasons, Rivera saw his numbers decrease in 2015 and 2016. This past season, he caught just 18 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown.

In his time with the Raiders, the Tennessee alum caught a total of 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Raiders signed free agent tight end Jared Cook last week to go with incumbents Clive Walford and Lee Smith.

Shortly after the deal was announced, Rivera took to Instagram to thank Raiders fans.

"Thank You #RaiderNation. It was an honor to wear silver and black for the first 4 years of my NFL career. A kid from LA was drafted to the Bay...and God made a way! Wins, Losses, Blood, Sweat, & Tears made me the player I am today. Better than ever. The values that embody what it is to be a Raider will stick with me for life," Rivera wrote.