Raiders add suspended LB Rolando McClain to active roster

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The linebacker still needs to meet with head coach Dennis Allen after his return to the team.

The Oakland Raiders made a somewhat surprising move on Monday, adding suspended linebacker Rolando McClain to the active roster. McClain had missed two games because of the suspension which he was serving for "conduct detrimental to the team."

There is a stipulation to the lifting of McClain's suspension. The Raiders said in a release McClain doesn't have to return to the team until be meets with head coach Dennis Allen, who is in Texas for his father's funeral. After Allen is back with the team, he and McClain will sit down to discuss the linebacker's role.

The third-year linebacker out of Alabama has recorded 60 tackles on the season including one sack. That's coming off his most productive season as a pro, when he recorded 99 tackles including five sacks during the Raiders' 2011 campaign. Oakland is in the midst of a six-game losing streak and will try to right the ship against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at home.

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