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Nick Roach

Nick Roach - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 234 lbs.
Birthday 06/16/1985
Birthplace Milwaukee, WI
College Northwestern
Years played 7

Raiders acquire QB Flynn from Seahawks

Posted April 01, 2013 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
The Raiders acquired Seattle backup Matt Flynn on Monday for draft picks, signaling an end to Carson Palmer's brief tenure as starter in Oakland.

Oakland Raiders: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Oakland Raiders, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Raiders giving Pryor big opportunity in 2013

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said that Terrelle Pryor will compete to start, setting up position battle featuring a contrast in style and experience.

Raiders hire Sparano

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The Raiders hired Tony Sparano as the team’s assistant head coach/offensive line.

Callahan denies allegations of Super Bowl sabotage

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Bill Callahan has denied allegations made by former players that he "sabotaged" his Raiders team in their Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay 10 years ago.

Reports: Raiders hire Olson to run offense

Posted Jan. 19, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
Former Jaguars QB coach Greg Olson to become Raiders new offensive coordinator,  according to multiple reports.

Broncos hire Knapp as QBs coach

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 8:46 p.m. ET
The Broncos hired former Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp as their quarterbacks coach, the team announced Friday.

On the clock: McKenzie, Raiders have more to work with this year

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
After having only a handful of picks in his first draft with the Raiders, GM Reggie McKenzie will have more options at his disposal this time around.

McFadden to remain part of Raiders' future

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
GM Reggie McKenzie remains committed to Darren McFadden and hopes a new offensive system helps the running back get his career back on track.

LB Rolando McClain bonds out of Ala. jail

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
Authorities say Raiders LB Rolando McClain has bonded out of jail on charges of violating rules on car window tint and trying to lie to police about his identity.

Lions', Raiders' coaching staffs will lead Senior Bowl teams

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The coaching staffs of the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders will serves as the coaches for the 2013 Senior Bowl, it was announced Thursday.

Raiders fire OC Knapp, three assistants

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Raiders fired offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, special-teams coordinator Steve Hoffman, OL coach Frank Pollack and LB coach Johnny Holland.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos get top seed, Chiefs get top pick

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The 2012 season in the AFC West ended the way it began — the Broncos and Chargers won, and the Chiefs and Raiders lost.

Chargers finish season with 24-21 defeat of Raiders

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
San Diego beat the Raiders 24-21 on a wet, gloomy Sunday in what's expected to be Norv Turner's final game as Chargers coach.

Raiders could shop McFadden

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
It will not be a surprise to hear trade rumors involving Raiders RB Darren McFadden this offseason.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 15, 2013
The Raiders signed Roach.||||||| Roach is the second linebacker signed by Oakland this week, following a three-year, $6 million deal given to Kaluka Maiava on Wednesday. Roach is expected to replace former first-round pick Rolando McClain as the starter in the middle.
Posted March 09, 2013
Roach appears to be drawing interest from other teams. Roach's agent Josh Wright declined comment on the status of negotiations with the Bears, but said six teams had called as of Saturday afternoon.||||||| Roach has mostly played strong side linebacker during his six seasons with the Bears, but has also seen time in the middle.
Posted Dec. 06, 2010
Roach left Sunday's game in the second quarter with a hip injury.||||||| He was starting for the injured Pisa Tinoisamoa. It's not believed to be serious but he'll be questionable against the Patriots.
Posted April 19, 2010
Restricted free agent linebacker Nick Roach has signed a one-year tender offer with the Chicago Bears.||||||| Roach started 15 of 16 games last season for Chicago with 12 starts at strong side and three in the middle. The former Northwestern star had career highs in tackles (82), tackles for losses (10), forced fumbles (three) and sacks (two). He also recoverd a fumble.
Posted March 17, 2009
The Chicago Bears re-signed Roach, an exclusive rights free agent, on Monday.||||||| Roach, who started nine games and appeared in 14 overall, was credited with 25 solo tackles and 15 assists last season. He went undrafted out of Northwestern in 2006 and spent the first 11 weeks on the San Diego Chargers' practice squad as a rookie in 2007 before joining the Bears in late November. He appeared in the final three games that year and recorded five special teams tackles.

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