The Raiders announced this morning they have reinstated middle linebacker Rolando McClain from suspension, one of several roster moves by Oakland that included parting ways with cornerback Ron Bartell.
McClain was suspended for two games Nov. 30 by head coach Dennis Allen for conduct detrimental to the team. The former first-round pick rejoins the active roster but is not required to return to the team until he has met with Allen, who is in Texas today for his father's funeral, the Raiders said in a release.
When Allen returns, the two will meet "to discuss the linebacker's role," the team said.
McClain has started nine games this season and ranks fifth on the team with 60 tackles.
The Raiders also promoted cornerback Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad. To clear spots on the active 53-man roster, the team released Bartell and fullback Owen Schmitt.
Bartell signed as a free agent in March with the Raiders, who saw him starting opposite Shawntae Spencer at corner. Bartell fractured his shoulder blade in the Raiders' season opener, though, and missed the next seven games before returning to start the past five. Spencer, meanwhile, is on season-ending injured reserve with a foot injury.
Safety Michael Huff moved to cornerback, and Allen said after the Raiders' loss to the Denver Broncos last Thursday that he has been pleased with the recent play of corner Phillip Adams.
Chekwa was a fourth-round draft pick by the Raiders in 2011 and played in four games with one start last season. He was waived by the Raiders on Sept. 1 of this year and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 3.
Schmitt played in 13 games for the Raiders this season, starting four.
The Raiders also re-signed safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad.