Raiders LB Rolando McClain out again

Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is inactive for the second straight game since his two-game team suspension concluded. Barring a major change of heart from the organization, expect the No. 8 pick in the 2010 draft to be inactive next week at San Diego and be jettisoned from the franchise in the offseason.

Meanwhile, Oakland safety Tyvon Branch (neck) is active at Carolina. He was questionable to play.

In other AFC West news:

The Broncos are putting several million dollars into improvements in Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the 2013 season in attempt to enhance their Super Bowl bid.

U-T San Diego has an intriguing story of secret cousins on the Chargers’ roster.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Oakland personnel man Joey Clinkscales will be a general manager candidate in the offseason. He joined the staff of Reggie McKenzie, a childhood friend, early in the offseason after being with the Jets.