Back to work for Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie,  a fairly busy character this time of year especially with him and his head coach Dennis Allen together trying to continue to rebuild and reconstruct the core of the Oakland Raiders.

On Friday morning according to ESPN, the Raiders announced the signing of free agent linebacker Nick Roach to a multi-year contract with compensation ranging from $3 to $4 million per season.

Roach, just completed the best season of his career as a Chicago Bears. As he took advantage of the injury to Brian Urlacher to highlight during the past season. He started in 14 games accumulated 66 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 4 passes deflected and one forced fumble. He has managed 15 tackles during his team's victory against the Cardinals at the end of December.

The Raiders may see the 27-year-old former undrafted free agent as the replacement for the major headache in the middle of the defense linebacker Ronaldo McClain, who is still on the team.

With Roach’s departure from Chicago there maybe a sense of urgency to negotiate with veteran free agent Urlacher.

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