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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

AFC West Spin cycle: Denver stays hot, clinches division

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
It's only Week 13, but the AFC West has been won. The Broncos clinched the division with their win over the Buccaneers.

Browns snap road losing streak in victory over Raiders

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a touchdown and the Browns snapped a 12-game road losing streak by beating the Raiders.

Raiders suspend MLB McClain

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Raiders announced Friday that they have suspended MLB Rolando McClain for two games for conduct detrimental to the team.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Allen has to show worst is behind Raiders

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
The Raiders have gone from the potential surprise team in the AFC West to the least competitive team in the league in the span of four weeks.

Raiders-Browns game blacked out in Oakland

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders’ game on Sunday against the Browns will be blacked out on local television.

Reports: MLB McClain says he is no longer a Raider

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
After missing practice for a "team-related issue," Raiders MLB Rolando McClain reportedly wrote on his Facebook page that he is no longer a Raider.

AFC West Spin cycle: Chiefs give Broncos a scare

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Romeo Crennel's Chiefs gave the Broncos quite the scare, but Denver hung on and is one win away from clinching the division.

Dalton, Bengals cruise past Raiders

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and the Bengals beat Carson Palmer and the Raiders 34-10 on Sunday.

Friday's 60-second rant: Jones' Cowboys becoming Davis' Raiders?

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys are showing disturbing parallels to Al Davis' dysfunctional Raiders squads, and things may worsen as Jerry Jones ages.

Raiders owner Davis' patience being put to test

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
How tempted will Mark Davis be to shake up his coaching staff or front office, or both, if the Raiders don’t show signs of improvement?

Raiders waive LB Curry

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders waived former first-round LB Aaron Curry on Tuesday.

Raiders WR Moore moves in wrong direction

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Raiders QB Carson Palmer and WR Denarius Moore, the team’s top wide receiver, may be spending a bit more time comparing notes this week.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos add to lead

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The Broncos are in command of the underwhelming AFC West after knocking off the Chargers in Week 11.

Raiders sign LB Gaither

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran LB Omar Gaither and placed LB Travis Goethel on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Ravens sign former Raiders CB Johnson

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Ravens signed former Raiders CB Chris Johnson on Tuesday and placed rookie RB Bobby Rainey on injured reserve with a knee injury.

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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