Raiders linebacker Nick Roach's 2015 season could be in doubt already.
According to the San Francisco Chroncle, Roach may be forced to sit out this coming season due to recurring headaches stemming from a concussion sustained last preseason.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was asked about Roach's status during his media availability on Wednesday.
“[T]hat decision is up to Nick and the medical staff," McKenzie said. "I am not going to rush him to play when mentally he’s not ready.”
In 2013, Roach recorded 112 tackles, four forced fumbles and one interception — all of which were single-season bests. Prior to signing with Oakland in 2013, Roach spent six seasons with the Bears.
The Raiders have placed linebacker Nick Roach on the season-ending injury reserve list due to the lingering effects from a concussion, the Bay Area News Group reports. Roach, who played every game last season, suffered the brain injury in an exhibition game against the Packers on Aug. 22 and was never medically cleared for full contact.
The team signed Jamar Chaney to take his spot on the roster.
The following players were listed inactive for the Raiders in London against the Dolphins in Week 4: quarterback Matt Schaub, wide receiver Denarius Moore, linebacker Nick Roach, linebacker Sio Moore, guard Tony Bergstrom, tackle Matt McCants and wide receiver Rod Streater.
The Raiders have announced their injury report for the Sunday game in London against Miami. As expected, linebacker Sio Moore (ankle), quarterback Matt Schaub (non-injury related) and wide receiver Rod Streater (foot) have all been ruled out.
Linebackers Miles Burris (foot) and Nick Roach (concussion) and cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (knee) are questionable while tackle Matt McCants (knee) and running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) are probable.
With Miles Burris (foot), Sio Moore (ankle) and Nick Roach (concussion) all recovering from injuries, the Raiders might have to start Kaluka Maiava and Bojay Filimoeatu at linebacker alongside Khalil Mack during Sunday's game against the Dolphins, according to CSNBayArea.com.
"We’ll continue to monitor that situation, but I’m hopeful that one or maybe two of (the injured players) could be ready," head coach Dennis Allen said. "We’ll just have to see how the week goes."
In addition to linebacker Sio Moore, who was already ruled out for the contest with an ankle injury, the Raiders' list of inactives for Week 3 at New England includes running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand), defensive back Chimdi Chekwa (knee), offensive lineman Matt McCants (knee), linebacker Nick Roach (concussion), quarterback Matt Schaub and offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom. Schaub and Bergstrom are both healthy scratches.
The Raiders have nine players listed on the injury report for Week 3. Linebacker Sio Moore, who's nursing an ankle injury, was the only player ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Deemed questionable are cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (knee). running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand), tackle Matt McCants (knee), linebacker Nick Roach (concussion), cornerback Carlos Rogers (knee), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (back) and wide receiver Rod Streater (hip).
Justin Tuck, who is dealing with an illness, was the only player ruled probable for Sunday.
The Raiders ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Texans: quarterback Matt McGloin, running back Maurice Jones-Drew, safety Jonathan Dowling, linebacker Nick Roach, guard Tony Bergstrom, tackle Matt McCants and defensive end Shelby Harris.
The Raiders have listed four players as questionable on the final injury report heading into Week 2.
Maurice Jones-Drew is questionable due to a hand injury. Nick Roach, Kaluka Maiava and Matt McCants are also questionable. Taiwan Jones has been ruled out for the contest, and will likely be sent to IR.
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach is still out with a concussion Monday, coach Dennis Allen told the Contra Costa Times. His status for the team's game in Week 2 against the Texans Sunday is still questionable, as he continues to recover from the injury.
The Raiders listed linebacker Nick Roach among their inactives for Week 1 at the Jets. Roach suffered a concussion in the third preseason game and was limited in practice all week. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
Roach had 112 total tackles and 5 1/2 sacks last season, his first with the Raiders.
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice as he recovers from a concussion. He's questionable to play in Sunday's Week 1 game against the Jets.
Quarterback Matt Schaub (elbow), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (quad), defensive back Taiwan Jones (knee), tackle Menelik Watson (hip) and tight end David Ausberry (knee) all participated in practice fully.
Raiders starting middle linebacker Nick Roach, who suffered a concussion Aug. 22, returned to practice Wednesday and is on track to play Sunday at the Jets, reports ESPN.com. He had 112 tackles and 5.5 sacks last year.
Raiders starting middle linebacker Nick Roach and slot corner Chimdi Chekwa did not return to practice Tuesday, the Bay Area News Group reports.
The following players will not dress for Thursday's exhibition game finale for the Raiders against the Seahawks: Nick Roach, Sio Moore, Rod Streater, David Ausberry, James Jones, Justin Tuck, Antonio Smith and Kevin Burnett .
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach and cornerback Tarell Brown both left Friday's preseason game against the Packers with head injuries, the team announced. Both players were ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach forced a fumble for a third straight game Week 14 at N.Y. Jets. Roach also finished with a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) and one pass defense.
Roach has totaled 30 tackles in his last three games (25 solo) and 3 1/2 sacks in his last three games. Roach has a career-high 98 tackles (73 solo) and 5 1/2 sacks through 13 games.
Raiders middle linebacker Nick Roach was a standout performer on defense during a 31-24 loss Week 13 at Dallas. Roach finished with a team-high 11 tackles (10 solo), while adding two sacks and one forced fumble.
Roach has managed at least 10 tackles in two straight games and has 3 1/2 sacks in his last two games. He has 89 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks in 12 games -- both career highs.
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach enjoyed a solid performance during Sunday's contest against the Titans in Week 12.
Roach, along with Kevin Burnett, came up with a drive-killing sack as they got to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on a third down near the 10-yard line to force Tennessee to a field goal. He finished the game with 10 total tackles (seven solo) and 1.5 sacks in a 23-19 defeat.
Raiders linebacker Nick Roach intercepted a pass in Week 11's win over the Texans. It was his first career interception.
The Raiders face the Titans in Week 12.