Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has been informed by the team that he will be released on Thursday, according to a source.
McClain, the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft, was held out of practice Wednesday because of an undisclosed team-related issue.
Coach Dennis Allen would give no more information about why he held McClain out. Allen said he did not know if McClain would practice Thursday.
McClain reportedly wrote on his Facebook page he no longer was a Raider, then deleted the post.
McClain has struggled under Oakland's new coaching staff, and has had his playing time sharply reduced in recent weeks. McClain's best year with the Raiders came in 2011, when he registered 99 tackles and five sacks.
Information from senior NFL writer John Clayton and The Associated Press was used in this report.
Pretty surprising. I'm sure lots of teams will want him.