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Raiders Countdown to Kickoff: 91: Who wore it best, who's wearing it now

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We're winding down the nineties now at number 91 which means we're inside three months until the Raiders' season opener on September 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. We have already seen two players on this list who died far too young - Darrell Russell and Marquis Cooper - and now to add a third in memoriam.

Who wore it best: DT  Chester McGlockton (1992-97)

This massive defensive tackle was chosen by the Raiders in the first round (16 overall) of the 1992 draft. He spent six seasons with the Raiders, starting every game for his final five seasons. In that time, he averaged over 9 sacks a season, went to four Pro Bowls, and was named All Pro once.

He left Oakland in 1998 and bounce to two division rivals in Kansas City and Denver over the next five seasons, finishing with a season with the Jets. He had a 12-year NFL career but never again saw the kind of success he had with the Raiders.

He retired from football in 2003. In 2010 McGlockton accepting a defensive assistant position at Stanford under David Shaw and a year later would pass away of an enlarged heart.

Who's wearing it now: DE  Justin Tuck

The NFL veteran and 2-time Super Bowl champion joined the Raiders as a free agent during the 2014 offseason. He was part of some 13 projected starters to join the Raiders and turned out to be one of the only positive additions out of the group. At age 31, he led the Raiders with 5.0 sacks as one of the few bright spots in an otherwise anemic pass rush.

Now 32, he enters the second year of a 2-year deal so it remains to be seen if this will be his final season in Oakland or how much he has left. But as of now he is the only sure starting defensive end on this team. His leadership on and off the field is nearly as important as his performance with this team.