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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

NFLPA files collusion complaint against NFL, owners

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The NFLPA filed a complaint on Wednesday charging the NFL, its clubs and their owners of collusion during the uncapped 2010 season.

AFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.

Criner could be another Raiders draft steal

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Based on his showing in the Raiders' minicamp, fifth-round WR Juron Criner may be poised for a rapid rise up the depth chart.

McClain sentenced to 180 days in jail

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Raiders LB Rolando McClain has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for his involvement in a November 2011 fight in Decatur, Ala.

Raiders sign FB Schmitt

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders have signed former Eagles FB Owen Schmitt to a one-year contract after a tryout Tuesday, the team announced.

Raiders restructure scouting staff

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Raiders officially announced the restructuring of their player personnel department, naming several people to new positions and finalizing other hirings.

Raiders WR Heyward-Bey charged with drunken driving

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was arrested last month and has been charged with drunken driving, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Reports: Clinkscales leaving Jets for Oakland

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 9:51 a.m. ET
Jets vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales is leaving the club to take a position in the Raiders’ front office, according to multiple reports.

Raiders make changes to scouting department

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Raiders announced on Tuesday that four members of their scouting department are no longer with the team.

Three factors determine risers, sliders in 2012 standings

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
It’s time to think about who will win and lose in the 2012 season, and you might want to consider these factors when determining the order of finish.

Raiders sign C Colin Miller

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders have signed free-agent C Colin Miller to a contract, it was announced Tuesday.

Raiders S Branch signs franchise tender

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Raiders S Tyvon Branch has signed his franchise tender, guaranteeing his one-year deal for the 2012 season. He will be paid $6.21 million this season.

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
The difficulty the Vikings are experiencing in getting a new stadium is similar to predicaments that are looming in other NFL cities.

Raiders add depth with OT Wang

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Raiders have added depth to their offensive line, reaching a deal with OT Ed Wang on Wednesday.

Pressure rises in AFC West

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The four QBs in the AFC West — Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel — have a lot to prove this season. 

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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