Ron Bartell

Raiders take a few steps forward but many steps backward in disappointing 2012 seasonThis 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.
Raiders Make More Roster ChangesThe 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.
Raiders Reinstate Suspended McClain, Cut BartellThe Oakland Raiders have reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain from the suspended list and promoted cornerback Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad.