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Ravens still sorting out Rolando McClain situation

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The Ravens didn’t take a linebacker with their first-round selection, opting to add safety Matt Elam to their defense with the 32nd overall pick instead.

Had they added a linebacker with that selection, General Manager Ozzie Newsome probably would have been asked whether that meant linebacker Rolando McClain would be let go in the wake of last weekend’s arrest in Decatur, Alabama. There were still questions Thursday, but they dealt more with what the Ravens were thinking and whether they knew McClain would be going to his hometown shortly after saying that he’d steer clear of Decatur after a string of run-ins with the law during previous return visits.

“I knew he was going back to Decatur, but that’s still a process,” Newsome said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “We’re still working our way through it.”

A judge chose not to revoke McClain’s bond from a January arrest after last week’s disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges so McClain is free to join the Ravens at their offseason workouts. McClain hasn’t been taking part in them to this point and it still feels like there’s a pretty good chance that the Ravens decide that McClain won’t need to bother coming in at all.

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  1. salutethis says: Apr 26, 2013 9:39 AM

    Ozzie Newsome Ladies And Gentleman…Ozzie Newsome! Lol!

  2. morganstan100 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:46 AM

    Ozzie knows how to handle these situations. He’ll do the right thing. One things for sure, he won’t wait for the Commissioner to suspend him for four games and then putter around going, “Who? Me?”

  3. southpaw2k says: Apr 26, 2013 9:48 AM

    Easy solution: Draft Jon Bostic in the third round and dump McClain. Problem solved.

  4. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 26, 2013 9:51 AM

    “A judge chose not to revoke McClain’s bond…so is free to join the Ravens at their offseason workouts. McClain hasn’t been taking part in them to this point.”

    So he’s dumb and lazy. I’m surprised the Ravens haven’t cut him yet, that’s usually not the type of pla… nevermind, not surprised at all. He’d still be an upgrade.

  5. joetoronto says: Apr 26, 2013 9:56 AM

    There’s nothing to think about, he’s a turd through and through.

  6. bigbenownsthenfl says: Apr 26, 2013 10:10 AM

    Meanwhile Steelers got a stud in Jarvis Jones and Ratbirds are worried about some bum McClain! What a joke this fanbase and team is!

  7. cfeeley52 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:20 AM

    @Bigben
    Good luck gambling on that spinal stenosis, the guy’s gonna be in a wheelchair before he finishes a full season. He’s already another washed up steelers linebacker and he hasn’t even taken his first snap…

  8. ravensdominate says: Apr 26, 2013 10:21 AM

    Wait why did it take so long for the Ravens to pick? Oh yeah I know why… We go last cus we’re the best. World Champs.

  9. overratedsteelerhater says: Apr 26, 2013 10:24 AM

    who the hell is jarvis jones?

  10. ninetysixer says: Apr 26, 2013 10:27 AM

    Translation:
    we will wait and see who we draft at ILB before cutting this bum.

  11. mazblast says: Apr 26, 2013 11:01 AM

    bigbenownsthenfl says: Apr 26, 2013 10:10 AM

    Meanwhile Steelers got a stud in Jarvis Jones and Ratbirds are worried about some bum McClain! What a joke this fanbase and team is!

    cfeeley52 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:20 AM

    @Bigben
    Good luck gambling on that spinal stenosis, the guy’s gonna be in a wheelchair before he finishes a full season. He’s already another washed up steelers linebacker and he hasn’t even taken his first snap…
    ——————————
    I could have sworn this is a thread about the Ravens and Rolando McClain. Am I wrong?

    As for Jarvis Jones, why don’t we wait and see how he turns out? Ravens fans, you have to admit that the Steelers have quite a history of finding great linebackers–and fellow Steelers fans, we have to allow the fans of the defending Super Bowl champs their small bit of (here it comes) crowing.

  12. vincentbojackson says: Apr 26, 2013 11:11 AM

    Ravens should offer him back to the Raiders. Raiders are so clueless they just may do it (and even throw in a couple draft picks too).

  13. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 26, 2013 11:34 AM

    As for Jarvis Jones, why don’t we wait and see how he turns out? Ravens fans, you have to admit that the Steelers have quite a history of finding great linebackers–and fellow Steelers fans, we have to allow the fans of the defending Super Bowl champs their small bit of (here it comes) crowing.

    Great observation…but please define small so we know when it’s gone past that. My guess was the end of march.

  14. krispyone says: Apr 26, 2013 11:41 AM

    cfeeley52 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 10:20 AM
    @Bigben
    Good luck gambling on that spinal stenosis, the guy’s gonna be in a wheelchair before he finishes a full season. He’s already another washed up steelers linebacker and he hasn’t even taken his first snap…

    Yeah because you know more than the doctors who say otherwise. Geez I knew Ravens fans think they know more than most GM’s, but I didnt know they knew more than doctors too!!

  15. laserrocketarm12 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:42 AM

    I’m shocked the Ravens didn’t get Manti. He’s the anti-Rolando in every facet.

  16. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 26, 2013 11:54 AM

    Until next SB Nofool, you know that. As much as I hate it, they’ve earned bragging rights until the next champ takes their trophy.

    But the obnoxious, crowing fans don’t make their team any less sucky.

  17. granadafan says: Apr 26, 2013 12:10 PM

    What’s wrong with the star-struck judge? Throw this criminal in jail. Rolando is clearly a menace to a civilized society and has no business in public (or the football field).

  18. mobuccsfan says: Apr 26, 2013 12:29 PM

    According to story on NFL.com–they got the wrong guy…the old “It wasn’t me defense.” Who knows. Not very smart though to even be in such a situation regardless from the story I read. We can’t protect everyone around us–comes a point where people must accept responsibility for their actions/decisions; just the cold hard truth.
    I think there is a good chance Ravens just decide it isn’t worth it–especially if they can get Brown/Minter somehow by trading up (and they still have the picks to do so) or the Bascot (sp?) LB.

  19. readysethike says: Apr 26, 2013 12:40 PM

    ozzie should have ray mentor rolando

  20. thetechnocrat says: Apr 26, 2013 1:57 PM

    He’s new to the team and still hasn’t shown up for the off season program? Dump this clown immediately after you draft ANY middle linebacker.

  21. lovefootball4life says: Apr 26, 2013 3:35 PM

    Strike 1, getting arrested, strike 2 not showing up for voluntary workouts. Seriously dude, get a clue. Originally I thought this was a smart move but knew it would all be on Rolando. Imagine if he showed up and worked hard at the voluntary workouts? Then he gets in touch with Ray Lewis and asks for advice on how to get it together and lead men? That would tell me he’s serious. He has the resources immediately available! Beginning to think he’ll be back off the roster by next week once we see what the draft leaves.

  22. ahostiletakeover says: Apr 26, 2013 5:34 PM

    As I’ve said before, McClain tells the Ravens that he wants to change and is “aware” of their offseason program, but instead of showing up to voluntary workouts a couple of weeks ago, he was getting arrested…again. By all accounts, new Ravens Dumervil, Huff, Canty, and Spears were all present for said voluntary workouts. Established vets who would be missing nothing by skipping them, the only thing they could possibly gain by attending was maybe initiating some new locker room chemistry, which can only work so well in the weight and meeting rooms at this time of year. But there they were, how does that make the one guy on the team who absolutely should have been present look? I’m really hoping that the team can add Minter or Brown this round just so they can go ahead and flush this turd. Hell, I’d even take Te’o at this point if it guaranteed McClain’s release. At least I know Te’o is willing to put the work in to get better.

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