(NEW YORK) — The Oakland Raiders have suspended linebacker Rolando McClain two games for conduct detrimental to the team.
McClain was told about the suspension by head coach Dennis Allen at team headquarters on Friday. He is eligible to return to the team on December 10.
He did not practice with the Raiders on Thursday because of a “team-related issue,” according to sources. In fact, the Raiders were ready to release McClain on Thursday before deciding on the two-game ban.
The former first-round draft pick has 6.5 sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble in 41 career games with the Raiders but has struggled this season in pass coverage.
He has only played in half of the team’s defensive snaps over the past seven games.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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