When Rolando McClain was arrested once again over the weekend, there was instant speculation that the Ravens would cut him. But they’re not doing that, at least not yet.
“There is due process on this, and we are paying attention to that,” Ravens senior vice president for public and community relations Kevin Byrne said, via the Baltimore Sun.
McClain has had a long string of legal problems in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama, and his arrest for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest this weekend was just the latest.
After the Raiders cut McClain, the Ravens signed him to a one-year, $700,000 contract, with no guaranteed money and effectively no risk: They can keep an eye on him throughout the offseason and see if he looks like he can contribute to their defense, and if he doesn’t, they can cut him at any time before the regular season starts without having spent anything.
It’s still entirely possible that they will cut him before the regular season starts. But they’re going to take their time in reviewing his latest arrest.