Report: Raiders expected to release McClain

Report: Raiders expected to release McClain
March 6, 2013, 6:45 pm
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Over his three seasons with the Raiders, Rolando McClain has only 6.5 sacks and one interception in 41 games played. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

It's been a long time coming but it looks as though Rolando McClain's tenure with the Raiders will finally be over.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "all indications are" that Oakland will cut McClain on March 12, the start of the new fiscal year for the NFL. McClain's $7.26 million salary coming off the books will create some much needed cap space for the Raiders.

The former first-round pick was suspended for two games toward the end of the 2012 season for conduct detrimental to the team, and did not participate in the final three contests of the season.

McClain was also arrested this past January in his home state of Alabama for signing a false name on a citation for illegally tinted windows after being pulled over by police.

Over his three seasons with the Raiders, McClain has only 6.5 sacks and one interception in 41 games played.