Report: Rolando McClain expected to work with Ravens soon

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Rolando McClain’s comeback attempt didn’t get off to such a hot start, but the Ravens are apparently letting him continue to attempt it.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the plan is for McClain to join the Ravens “as soon as Monday” for the offseason program.

He was reinstated from the reserve/retired list this week, despite reportedly faring poorly in his conditioning test.

At this point, he’s a low-risk/no-risk investment.

If he’s interested in being a football player again, Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome (a fellow Alabama man) appears inclined to give him a chance. If McClain doesn’t get in shape, the only thing they’ve wasted is time and a roster spot, of which there are 90.

21 responses to “Report: Rolando McClain expected to work with Ravens soon

  1. For all the nonsense, this guy is still a tremendous talent and can lay the wood. Had he been born a few years later, and drafted by the current Raiders his career may have taken a completely different path.

  2. Maybe a year away from the game humbled him and made him more willing to actually put in the effort he needs to be successful on the field and behave off of it. Then again, maybe his legal fund needs refilling.

  3. Typical Ravens?

    Giving a former 1st round pick a chance to play on a contract that will cost them absolutely nothing if he doesn’t make the 53 man roster.

    Ok, they will take that as a compliment. They are masters at finding value with low (in this case zero) risk.

    Its a long way from here to the 53 man roster.

  4. A ravens fan on some other article I was reading brought up a good point.Jacoby Jones failed his conditioning test the first time around when he came to camp after participating in DWTS last offseason and that didn’t stop him from being the same guy he always is.Rolando could be working very hard and be in really good shape but it could take him a while to get back in football shape.The guy hasn’t played a snap of football since late 2012 and I doubt he was training everyday while he took his break to grow up and get his personal life in order.Him not passing that conditioning test on the first try is not as big of a deal as the reporters made it out to be.The guy is 6 foot 4,only 24 years old and had 99 tackles,5 sacks and 14 passes defensed 1 season ago.Lets give him a chance to show us what he has before we write him off and push away what could be a HUGE steal.At his age and salary he’s basically like a free draft pick.

  5. I’d expect him to fail the test, expect him to be a backup most of the year. By next year I expect him to fall in love with football again and be a beast. This ain’t Raidernation, this is Ravensnation!

  6. I’d expect nothing less than for him to fail a conditioning test after being away from the game for a year. No one is in NFL shape when they aren’t in the NFL.

    Ive always had a soft spot for McClain and I truly hope everything works out for this guy in his comeback attempt. Had be been drafted to a team not circling the toilet every year, he might have developed properly.

  7. I’d expect him to fail the test, expect him to be a backup most of the year. By next year I expect him to fall in love with football again and be a beast. This ain’t Raidernation, this is Ravensnation!

    Funny, one team acts like criminals the other loves to hire and coddle them…..both are jokes.

  8. ‘The guy is a total loser, and will end up that way.”

    Give the guy a brake. If their willing to give him a chance you should be too. They or you have nothing to lose.

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