Friday, December 2, 2011
No word on McClain's playing status
By Bill Williamson
Oakland coach Hue Jackson did not say whether starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain he will play Sunday in Miami or not. However, Jackson made it clear he is not pleased with McClain.
McClain was arrested on assault charges in his hometown in Alabama on Wednesday night. He was home to attend his grandfather’s funeral. McClain has maintained his innocence through his attorney. Still, Jackson is clearly not happy.
“I have 52 other players that are doing things the right way and doing things as I see they should be doing it and we’re getting ready to play a game,” Jackson told reporters. "I will deal with Rolando when that time comes.’’
If McClain, who is Oakland’s defensive signal caller, doesn’t play, backup Darryl Blackstock probably will play for him.
In other AFC West news:
- San Diego rookie defensive lineman Corey Liuget was limited with a fibula injury. Left tackle Brandyn Dombrowski continued to be out with a foot injury. That means newly claimed Jared Gaither may play a lot for the Chargers on Monday night at Jacksonville.
- The Vikings will be without star running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday against Denver.
- In Kansas City, guard Ryan Lilja is questionable with a head injury and linebacker Demorrio Williams is questionable with a groin injury.