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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 to start QB Campbell in Week Six

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Raiders have announced that Jason Campbell will be their starting QB on Sunday, as the veteran fills in for the injured Bruce Gradkowski.

Raiders’ rookie McClain not yet justifying offseason buzz

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
It's far too early to say Raiders MLB Rolando McClain is a disappointment, but he's not making the impact the team hoped he would when it drafted him eighth overall this year.

Raiders RB Bush proves he can carry the load

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
All it took was a Darren McFadden hamstring injury for the Raiders to rediscover that they have another great back on the roster: Michael Bush.

Raiders rally to beat Chargers 35-27

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Michael Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Raiders ended a 13-game losing streak vs. San Diego with a 35-27 victory over ...

Raiders desperate for run-stopping help

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. ET
The loss of DT John Henderson for at least a month has Oakland extremely concerned about the ability of its defense to stop the opponent's run game, according to AFC West Whispers.

Raiders RB McFadden out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers after missing his third consecutive practice on Friday.

Support for Raiders’ Cable dwindling

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
A 1-3 start and a lack of improvement in key areas such as pass protection and run defense have some in Oakland clamoring for changes to start at the top with Tom Cable.

Raiders DT Henderson could be out another month

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Raiders DT John Henderson, who has missed two games with a stress fracture in his right foot, could miss 2-5 additional weeks.

Foster returns from benching to score twice in Texans win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Arian Foster returned from an early game benching to score on a 74-yard run and an 10-yard catch in the second half to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Raiders WR Murphy becoming more reliable

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Louis Murphy is doing all he can to prove he should be Bruce Gradkowski's go-to guy.

Blanda 1970: The old man can play

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Mike Beacom looks back at George Blanda's remarkable 1970 season when, at age 43, the late Raider legend dramatically won or tied five games in a row with late-game heroics.

Four teams risk blackouts in Week Four

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
Four NFL games could be blacked out on local television this Sunday as teams scramble to sell tickets before Thursday afternoon's deadline.

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Raiders RB McFadden handling heavy workload

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Raiders' record fell to 1-2 on Sunday after PK Sebastian Janikowski missed a would-be game-winning field goal from 32 yards out in the final seconds, but one Raider continued his impressive early-season showing.

'The Grand Old Man,' Hall of Famer Blanda dies

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
One of the NFL's all-time greatest players, Hall of Famer George Blanda, has died at the age of 83.

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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