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.