August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach (53) on the sideline during the second half against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Redskins 33-31. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Roach, Oakland Raiders Agree to Deal


The Oakland Raiders signed free agent Kaluka Maiava to bolster their group of linebackers and the team has now added another body. News surfaced early Friday morning that the Raiders have signed Nick Roach from the Chicago Bears.

From ESPN Chicago:

The loss of Roach could prove devastating for the Chicago Bears. Chicago has now lost Roach and Geno Hayes in free agency and there is still a strong chance that they will lose veteran leader Brian Urlacher.

Losing all three free agent linebackers would leave the team with the cupboards bare. It would be a safe move to start penciling a linebacker to Chicago in on your next mock draft.

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