Report: Bengals considered trade for Rolando McClain before he was cut

AP

Linebacker Rolando McClain passed through waivers unclaimed after getting released by the Raiders as teams passed on the chance to pick up the former first-round pick on the terms of his pre-rookie wage scale contract.

At least one team considered adding McClain at that salary before the Raiders cut him loose, though. Geoff Hobson of the Bengals website reports that the Bengals “mulled” a trade for McClain that obviously never came to fruition.

That would seem to make the Bengals a possible landing spot for McClain as a free agent and one of the teams that has expressed interest in his services since Oakland cut ties with him. Per Hobson, however, the team’s interest in McClain has cooled and that the team has moved on to other things at the moment.

Among those things is a visit from linebacker Akeem Jordan, who Aaron Wilson of Scout.com reports will meet with the Bengals on Tuesday. Signing him could take them out of the running for McClain for good, assuming, of course, that the Bengals haven’t already done that for themselves after opting not to make a trade for a guy who has made more headlines off the field than on it.