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McClain’s time with Ravens could be ending, quickly


Earlier this month, the Ravens signed linebacker Rolando McClain to a no-risk, one-year deal with a $700,000 base salary.  None of the money is guaranteed, which means there will be no skin off owner Steve Bisciotti’s wallet if McClain is cut in the wake of his latest arrest.

When the Ravens rolled the dice on Rolando, many assumed he was placed on a one-strike arrangement.  Now that the count is 0-1, it’s time to see whether the Ravens had indeed warned McClain that one false move will get him fired.

Since McClain has fewer than four years of NFL service, his new contract would be exposed to waivers, meaning that any other team could give him a third chance at the kind of low price he was willing to give the Ravens for a chance to join the defending champions.

If no one claims McClain, the rocky NFL tenure of a 2010 top-10 pick could be over.

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40 Responses to “McClain’s time with Ravens could be ending, quickly”
  1. mjhutmkr says: Apr 22, 2013 7:27 AM

    Cut him and your losses NOW!!!

  2. mack2x says: Apr 22, 2013 7:30 AM

    You just can’t fix stupid.

  3. citnetter says: Apr 22, 2013 7:30 AM

    If he’s cut, I’m sure the Bengals will be calling.

  4. beckzhere says: Apr 22, 2013 7:37 AM


  5. z06vision says: Apr 22, 2013 7:38 AM

    Dont worry, Ozzie will fix this great signing. LOL

  6. kerc1986 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:39 AM

    There are some people you can’t just reach, he might be one of those.

  7. rajbais says: Apr 22, 2013 7:41 AM

    Cut his ass!!! He’s an idiot off the field, sucks on the field, and likely is a bad guy!!!

    Phil Savage might call Alabama games on Saturday, but it doesn’t mean that his ex-colleagues should have gotten his advice!!!

    McClain is an off-field problem that won’t do anything in the NFL!!!

  8. dirtybird28 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:43 AM

    Should’ve signed Dansby in the first place

  9. goraidersgospurs says: Apr 22, 2013 7:49 AM

    I respect Jamarcus more then this guy!!!

  10. philvil41 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:01 AM

    Told you so.

  11. thethunderofgunns says: Apr 22, 2013 8:04 AM


    The only thing this LB is good at stopping is himself.

  12. thegonz13 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:06 AM

    You just can’t fix stupid.

  13. xtremesportsmaniac says: Apr 22, 2013 8:13 AM

    This guy has Bengal written all over him.

  14. reed20fence says: Apr 22, 2013 8:18 AM

    If it were just an isolated incident on an otherwise clean record then one could understand refusing to leave a public park by order of police in the South.

    But speaking most generously, it looks like trouble just seems to find Rolando wherever he is.

    Three arrests? Assault? Lying to cops? Publicly berating cops?

    If he himself said he needs to stop going to Decatur because it’s the cause of his troubles, then why is he in Decatur?

  15. bhindenemylines says: Apr 22, 2013 8:30 AM

    What an idiot.

  16. imeanwhatisay says: Apr 22, 2013 8:40 AM

    getting arrested again. even real street guys with little money gets arrested less than him.he may be done .that’s the crap harbaugh don’t like

  17. ravensbob says: Apr 22, 2013 8:41 AM

    This guy has no sense. Why does he think going back to the hood is a good idea? i am sure he is on the cops radar in his hometown with his history.

    Oh,well. I guess the Ravens take Minter or Teo now.

  18. ravensrooster94 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:45 AM

    Whether the Ravens cut him or not, he needs to stay the hell out of Decatur, AL.

    As in right now.

  19. bucrightoff says: Apr 22, 2013 8:52 AM

    Guy will be the leading tackler in the Alabama State Prison Football League for years to come.

  20. souldogdave says: Apr 22, 2013 8:53 AM

    Not a team player. Dump him .

  21. coltzfan166 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:58 AM

    If so, the Bengals will claim him.

  22. 75rockrasin says: Apr 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    how stupid can one person possibly be? This turd is not worth the trouble Ozzie..

  23. bengalsucker says: Apr 22, 2013 9:16 AM

    funny how everyone is saying he Bengals will take him. too bad we looked at him and sent him on before the Ravens signed him. get some new material guys.

  24. joetoronto says: Apr 22, 2013 9:20 AM

    McClain was then heard singing “Cincinnati, here I come.”

    What a turd, SMH.

  25. scoobies05 says: Apr 22, 2013 9:27 AM

    this is why he got a 1 yr deal with nothing guaranteed. cut him now

  26. modellforprez says: Apr 22, 2013 9:34 AM

    this is, i am rolando Mcclain. i play ball, spit in yo” face right!! oh ghee let him stay.

  27. reed20fence says: Apr 22, 2013 9:38 AM

    I imagine at some point today someone in the FO will be calling McClain’s agent to let him know his client’s services are no longer required.

  28. bamasleeper13 says: Apr 22, 2013 9:41 AM

    He was great at Bama but what an idiot! Look at the guys that would kill for the chance, like a post earlier,” You can’t fix stupid.”

  29. abninf says: Apr 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    Why would they cut him? They’re building a statue of Ray Ray.

  30. packerbadger says: Apr 22, 2013 11:21 AM

    Yet another fine Alabama/SEC player in the news recently! lol!

  31. cursindaily says: Apr 22, 2013 1:08 PM

    $700k is less than he was making at Alabama. It’s no wonder he’s so ornery.

  32. runteddyrun says: Apr 22, 2013 2:50 PM

    What a bum

  33. spinmovr says: Apr 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    If the cops in Decatur are like the cops in most small towns, they’re locals who probably went to high school there.

    So either McClain is getting static from player hating former high school rivals or these are ex classmates getting even with him. Did he suck in high school too?

  34. 1bigtex says: Apr 22, 2013 5:21 PM

    Glad to see that Toronto Joe is flinging names at McClain. News Flash, Joe. The Raiders wasted a top ten pick on the bum. If he does go to Cincinnati, it will be for the same kind of low risk deal he signed in Baltimore. Certainly nothing like the one and two that the Raiders turned into a fifth rounder in their last deal with the Bengals.

  35. radrntn says: Apr 22, 2013 5:28 PM

    why does a millionare like to hang out in the ghetto…..he should have been shopping on rodeo drive.

  36. monkeyboymotors says: Apr 22, 2013 7:27 PM

    welcome to KFC, my name is Rolando. How may I help you!

  37. eklypse69 says: Apr 23, 2013 12:55 PM

    He got fired from Oakland for going on Twitter and trash talking his own team. Already shows his immaturity, lack of personal responsibility and being a team player. The fact that ANYONE gave him a second shot astounds me. But after this, I’ll be surprised if anyone outside Canada gives him a call.

  38. 1bigtex says: Apr 23, 2013 6:38 PM

    He didn’t get canned because of the Twitter rants. He got canned because he had a terminal case of CP (Can’t Play). Of course when you examine the recent history of Oakland’s first round investments, what do you expect. Palmer, Seymour, McClain, Heyward-Bey, McFadden (can’t stay out of the tub) Russell, Huff, Bates, Washington, Gallery. I detect a pattern. Lots of wise investments in that group, right?

  39. joetrollontosdaddywasthechiefsoline says: Apr 23, 2013 8:29 PM

    What did the Ravens expect? Taking a Raiders cast-off is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  40. tiggerblood says: Apr 23, 2013 10:51 PM

    Amazing I hope cincy does get him and Marvin an teammates turn him around. Worked with Burfict and others. But then again he may not be able to be reached he just don’t care.

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