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McClain not practicing for 2nd straight day

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm •  Published: November 29, 2012
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If McClain does not play Sunday, recently acquired Omar Gaither would start in his place against the Browns. Gaither was signed by Oakland on Nov. 14 to replace the injured Travis Goethel. In two games, Gaither has only played on special teams but the coaches say he has learned the new system quickly.

"It's all similar," Gaither said. "You've just got to learn the lingo. One coach calls it one thing, another coach calls it a different thing. The toughest part is the language, but there's only 11 guys, so there's only so many different things you can do."

Gaither started 40 games over six combined seasons with Philadelphia and Carolina, playing middle and outside linebacker. He has 393 tackles, six sacks, 25 passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in his career.

NOTES: The game Sunday will be blacked out in the Bay Area, ending a streak of 13 consecutive games telecast since the start of the 2011 season. ... QB Carson Palmer was limited in practice because of a thumb injury after hitting a helmet with his had last week in Cincinnati but offensive coordinator Greg Knapp is confident Palmer will play. ... RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson (sprained right ankles) practiced for a second straight day, while DT Richard Seymour (hamstring) and DE Jack Crawford (toe) remain sidelined.

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