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Kaluka Maiava seen playing for the Cleveland Browns (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

New Raiders Linebacker Charged In Maui Brawl Days After Signing With Team

Maiava, 27, and his brother Ilima Maiava, 30, are charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal property damage, a petty misdemeanor, said Maui Prosecuting Attorney John Kim.

07/10/2013

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 01: Rolando McClain #55 of the Oakland Raiders works out during the Raiders training camp at their Napa Valley Training Complex on August 1, 2010 in Napa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Troubled Former Raider McClain Retires At 23

The 23-year-old McClain played three seasons with the Oakland Raiders before signing a one-year contract with Baltimore as a free agent on April 12.

05/15/2013

Nick Roach #53 of the Chicago Bears works out during a minicamp practice at Halas Hall on June 12, 2012 in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Raiders Sign Free Agent Linebacker Nick Roach

The Oakland Raiders found the replacement for disappointing former first-round pick Rolando McClain, agreeing to a free-agent contract on Friday with former Chicago linebacker Nick Roach.

03/15/2013

Manti Te'o of Notre Dame speaks to the media during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Te’o Under The Microscope At NFL Combine

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o ran what some scouts say was a disappointing 4.82 in the 40 yard dash at the NFL combine this week.

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NAPA, CA - AUGUST 01: Rolando McClain #55 of the Oakland Raiders works out during the Raiders training camp at their Napa Valley Training Complex on August 1, 2010 in Napa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

McClain Returns To Practice For Raiders Following Suspension

Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain returned to practice Wednesday after serving a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

12/12/2012

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 01: Rolando McClain #55 of the Oakland Raiders works out during the Raiders training camp at their Napa Valley Training Complex on August 1, 2010 in Napa, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Reinstate Suspended McClain, Cut Bartell

The Oakland Raiders have reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain from the suspended list and promoted cornerback Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad.

12/10/2012

The 49ers, who recorded the lowest yards (308.1) and points allowed average (14.3) in the NFC, have four Pro Bowlers on the roster: Defensive end Justin Smith, linebacker Patrick Willis, cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Dashon Goldson. Linebacker Aldon Smith may win Defensive Rookie of the Year accolades.

49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Injures Hip In Preseason Opener

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the team will likely “dodge a bullet” after linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday night’s 17-6 preseason victory over the Minnesota Vikings with a bruised hip.

08/10/2012

Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Ray Lewis Vs. Patrick Willis – Who Is The NFL’s Most Valuable Linebacker?

NFL fans who are up to date will know that Patrick Willis has been the best inside linebacker in the league for the last three or four years.

07/23/2012

Cleveland Browns v San Francisco 49ers

49ers Sign Linebacker Brooks To $44.5M Extension

Ahmad Brooks always wanted to stay in the Bay Area, a place that has become a new home after all those painful memories of getting cut by Cincinnati four years ago, and the San Francisco 49ers sure made it hard for him to leave.

02/28/2012

St. Louis Rams v San Francisco 49ers

Patrick Willis Undergoes MRI On Injured Hamstring

Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis has undergone an MRI exam on his injured right hamstring and his status for Sunday’s game at Arizona is unclear.

12/05/2011

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