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Ron Bartell

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans of the Oakland Raiders cheer against the New York Jets at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Raiders take a few steps forward but many steps backward in disappointing 2012 season

This was supposed to be a year where the Raiders would finally have a winning season and possibly challenge for a playoff spot. But under new head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie, the team’s rebuilding efforts were largely unsuccessful. A few players showed promise but overall, it was a frustrating season for the organization and the team’s long suffering fans.

01/01/2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints catches a touchdown while defended by Ron Bartell #21 of the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Make More Roster Changes

The 3-10 Raiders continue to make roster cuts to players who aren’t performing as the front office expected. This week featured the release of cornerback Ron Bartell and the reinstatement of disgrunted linebacker Rolando McClain. There is also speculation that long-time punter Shane Lechler will not return next season given his advanced age and high salary.

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

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