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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 rally, beat Jaguars in overtime

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 40-yard field goal after Cecil Shorts III fumbled on the opening possession of overtime and the Raiders beat the Jaguars 26-23.

Demotion a foreboding sign for Raiders' McClain

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Removing MLB Rolando McClain from the Raiders’ sub-packages is being hailed as a key to Oakland’s improved defensive showing.

AFC West Spin cycle: Manning's miracle on Monday night

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Analyzing the fallout of Monday night's stunning Broncos comeback and the rest of the AFC West action in Week Six.

Bryant's game-winner keeps Falcons undefeated

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Roddy White caught a TD pass and Matt Bryant kicked his second game-winning field goal in three weeks as the Falcons remained unbeaten.

Raiders RB McFadden not finishing like he used to

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Through a quarter of the 2012 season, Darren McFadden has not been the same player that averaged more than five yards per carry in each of the past two seasons.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
It was a rough week for the AFC West, going 0-3 (the Raiders were on bye). We'll learn a lot more next week when the Broncos face the Chargers.

Raiders' Seymour, Kelly not providing needed push

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly, who accounted for more than one-third of the Raiders’ sacks in 2011, have combined for one this season.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
Order seemed restored in the AFC West after two divisional games in Week Four saw the Chargers and Broncos roll past the Chiefs and Raiders, respectively.

Manning, Broncos rout Raiders

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning led Denver to three third-quarter touchdowns Sunday in a stress-free, 37-6 rout over the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders sign veteran DE Carter

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed veteran DE Andre Carter, the team announced Wednesday. They cut second-year OT Joe Barksdale.

Raiders add LB So'oto

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed second-year LB Vic So’oto and waived DE-LB Carl Ihenacho.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The winds changed drastically in the AFC West in Week Three, proving that this division is extremely hard to figure.

Raiders WR Heyward-Bey released from hospital

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from Eden Medical Center on Monday morning, the team announced.

Raiders rally past Steelers to get first win

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the last play as the Raiders beat the Steelers 34-31 on Sunday.

Raiders RB McFadden's start leads to scheme scrutiny

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 11:01 p.m. ET
Greg Knapp has maintained that his zone-blocking scheme is not the problem, but it's not working thus far for the Raiders.

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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