Rolando McClain has retired three times and currently is serving his third NFL suspension. The former linebacker hasn’t played since 2015.
But McClain says he wants to come back . . . again.
First, the NFL would have to reinstate McClain, who received an indefinite suspension on Dec. 2, 2016. Then, McClain would have to find an NFL team willing to give him a third (fourth? fifth? sixth?) chance.
A source confirmed the Cowboys retain his rights as he went on their reserve/suspended list before the 2016 season when he began a 10-game suspension, the second of his career.
However, the Cowboys likely would cut McClain if he were to earn reinstatement, considering he signed a one-year, $5 million deal before the 2016 season.
McClain retired twice with the Ravens and never played a down for Baltimore, missing the 2013 season, before they traded him to Dallas. He started 23 games in two seasons with the Cowboys, serving a four-game suspension in 2015.
McClain never has shown a love for the game, and if he’s serious about coming back — which is a big if considering his history — then the XFL probably is a more likely destination.