Ravens officially place McClain on reserve/retired list

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Well, that was fast.

On the same day that 23-year-old linebacker Rolando McClain announced his retirement from football, the Ravens shifted him from the active roster to the reserve/retired list.

The placement of McClain on Wednesday’s official transaction list means the move was made before the close of daily business at 4:00 p.m. ET

By placing him on the reserve/retired list, the Ravens hold McClain’s rights, if/when he decides to return to football.  And he can do so at any time, as we learned multiple times with Brett Favre.

It costs the Ravens nothing to put McClain on the reserve/retired list, and he’ll stay there indefinitely.  If/when he returns, McClain will be under contract for one year, at a base salary of $700,000.

As we explained last night, McClain wants to focus solely on getting himself together before continuing his football career.  The Ravens have offered to be a resource for McClain during this process, which means that the Ravens have decided at least for now to not sever ties with the top-10 pick cut earlier this year by the Raiders.

19 responses to “Ravens officially place McClain on reserve/retired list

  1. He is a basket case with the worst, I mean absolute worst attitude towards authority I’ve seen in a supposed “professional athlete”. Someone evidently advised him to do this, he’s not smart enough to figure this dodge out by himself. A lawyer?…Florio? All kidding aside, he sits this out instead of facing it and he is lost.

  2. Typical Ravens. This shows why they are Maryland’s number two team, always in the shadow of the Redskins. They can only dream of getting anywhere near the Redskins’ dominance and success.

  3. Maybe he and Titus Young can find a psychologist who would offer a group discount and treat them at the same time.

  4. Redskins take note that’s what a non dysfunctional organization and mgmt looks like. Call us when you’re done with legal battles over racist antiquated tm name. We’ll call you when we need advice on going 0-1 playoffs in last 5 years combined

  5. At least McClain will have the same number of sacks this year as Arthur Brown.

  6. Maybe he’ll come back mid-season and he and Brown can put Roethlisbooger and crown out of their misery.

  7. He’ll be serving a 4-game suspension for a 3rd strike offense? Somebody tell me if you can still knock those out when ‘retired’? He’d be making the same 700K either now (minus the 4 game checks) or if/when he comes back in a year …

  8. so the ravens just want to have him play after a few more arrests, and when he will be eligible for parole….pure class.

  9. For those who want to criticize the Ravens FO you should note that a couple days ago they were ranked #1, best in the NFL, by Jason La Canfora.

  10. God I hope he gets his act together. So darn talented at Bama. Don’t even know what happened to him.

  11. radrntn says:
    May 16, 2013 11:31 AM
    so the ravens just want to have him play after a few more arrests, and when he will be eligible for parole….pure class
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    Oh yes, the Ravens MADE McClain retire. Makes 100% sense.

  12. “For those who want to criticize the Ravens FO you should note that a couple days ago they were ranked #1, best in the NFL, by Jason La Canfora.”

    @lovefootball4, I honestly can’t tell if you’re being serious in bragging about La Confora’s opinion, or you’re being sarcastic.

    btw, I heard Snoop Dog said the Steelers are the best team in the universe, so there.

  13. Wasn’t Snoop Dog acquitted of murder? In Steelervillage, that means you’re guilty.

  14. Joemontanaflacco says:
    May 16, 2013 3:36 PM
    Wasn’t Snoop Dog acquitted of murder? In Steelervillage, that means you’re guilty.

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    Wrong history major. Ray Lewis your idol pled guilty to obstruction of justice in a murder case rendering it a self defense case by impeding the investigation. On the corner in Raven hood that’s what’s up.

  15. crown, I’m pointing out that someone who knows a lot more about football than most people has taken the time to rank front offices and Ravens are top. Your guys are 7th. Not bad.

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