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And Then There Was One, McClain Only Raider Pick Yet To Sign

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 5:  Rolando McClain #25 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after Alabama's 32-13 win against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome on December 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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D.J. O'ConnorSenior Analyst IIIJuly 26, 2010

The Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of second round draft pick Lamarr Houston.  Houston is a defensive tackle drafted out of Texas who is being moved to the defensive end position.  Houston will compete for playing time with Matt Shaugnessy and Jay Richardson on the opposite side of Richard Seymour.

And then there was one...

Rolando McClain is the Raiders only unsigned draft pick remaining with training camp opening Wednesday, but players report tomorrow (Tuesday). 

JaMarcus Russell and Darrius Heyward-Bey failed to get contracts done before training camp and look at how that worked out.  Russell has been released after three terrible seasons and Darrius Heyward-Bey has numbers in 12 games that Brandon Marshall doubled in a day!  Heyward-Bey signed his contract on the second day of camp.

Rolando McClain wants to be at training camp.  He said "I'm a football player.  The best place for a football player to be is on the football field."  McClain said that he does not want to miss any time.  He has big holes to fill after the Raiders traded Kirk Morrison the day after drafting McClain.  Morrison has led Oakland in tackles for the past 5 seasons. 

There has been no word on the progress of the negotiations between the Raiders and McClain.

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