Raiders inactives: McClain sits, McFadden good to go

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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.

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.