Found May 15, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Bernard Pollard was one of the key members of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl-winning defense last season. Despite his great season last year, the team released him in March. He signed with the Tennessee Titans, and it sounds like there are some hard feelings between him and some people associated with the team. During an interview with Norris & Davis Show on 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, Pollard said he was “stunned a little bit” over his release. He said he would not be joining the team in DC for its celebratory visit to the White House, explaining that he already had a family vacation scheduled. But he says he would not have made the trip anyway even if he didn’t have a conflict. “I’m not gonna be there,” Pollard told the hosts, via Pro Football Talk. “I’m either going to have someone get my ring or have them ship it to me. I gotta sit this one out, man. I actually have a vacation with my family and then I’m coming back to get [my ring]. If I didn’t have a vacation, I wouldn’t c

Rookie pair bolsters Titans' offensive line

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Much has been made of the Titans drafting an offensive lineman in the first round, for the first time in two decades. It was an interior pick, too. That hadnt occurred with the TitansOilers franchise in three decades. But Alabama guard Chance Warmack was too good to pass with the No. 10 overall pick, especially with former Bills guard Andy Levitre already arriving...

Report: Rolando McClain retires from the NFL

He was trying for a fresh start with the Baltimore Ravens, but former 1st round pick Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL at the age of 23, according to The former Butkus Award-winner never lived up to the high expectations that came with him after leaving Alabama and being selected as the eighth-overall pick in 2010. While with the Raiders, McClain started...

Rolando McClain could make a comeback

According to, it sounds like Rolando McClain’s decision to retire is a way for him to clean up his life and possibly return to the NFL at some point if he’s successful at staying out of trouble for an extended period of time. One source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the decision to retire was made solely by McClain, with no influence from...

Baltimore Ravens Sign Quaterback Dayne Crist

The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist. He has many struggles and is highly doubtful to be any serious competition to make the 53-man-roster. If he lands somewhere, it will be as a practice squad member and even that, quite frankly, is a stretch. We do wish the kid the best of luck though as anything can really happen. The most memorable face of their...

Rolando McClain Retires From NFL At Just 23 Years Old

OWINGS MILLS, Md. —  Linebacker Rolando McClain has told the Baltimore Ravens that he’s retiring from the NFL. The 23-year-old McClain played three seasons with the Oakland Raiders before signing a one-year contract with Baltimore as a free agent on April 12. “Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Wednesday....

Baltimore Ravens Rolando McClain Retires… Or Does He?

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that 24-year-old inside line backer Rolando McClain has decided to retire. The former 8th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has been marred by personal issues in his short career and most likely decided to save face rather than being cut. Hopefully this is the slap in the face that McClain needs to get his life together and possibly rejoin the...

Dennis Pitta Signs One-Year Deal To Stay With Baltimore Ravens

Restricted free agent tight end, Dennis Pitta, has re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year deal worth about 2 million dollars. I’m sure the Ravens would have liked to work out a longer term deal and still may do so later on, but Pitta broke-out in 2012 and is going to be a bigger part of the offense with Anquan Boldin now in San Francisco. Pitta finished 2012 as the 7th...

Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that linebacker Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL. The Ravens placed the inside linebacker and former first-round pick on the reserve/retired list Wednesday afternoon, General Manager Ozzie Newsome announced. “Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Newsome stated. “We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list...

Rolando McClain explains his decision to retire

Rolando McClain surprised everybody on Wednesday when he decided to retire from football. The announcement confused many, as it came with no explanation. But on Thursday McClain answered those questions in a statement he released. The primary reason from stepping away? Trying to get his life back in order. So, that’s commendable. Here’s the entire statement, per Vic Tafur: ...

Ravens LB Rolando McClain Retires From NFL

In what can be described as a shocking announcement, Baltimore Ravens newly signed linebacker Rolando McClain has announced that he is retiring from the NFL according to LB Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL, GM Ozzie Newsome announces. | — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 15, 2013 The Ravens placed the inside linebacker and former first-round pick...

Ravens' Rolando McClain announces retirement

Earlier this offseason, it appeared that former top draft pick Rolando McClain would get a new start with the Baltimore Ravens. After another run in with the law, McClain has elected to cut that short, as the Ravens announced yesterday that the 23-year-old is calling it a career. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome informed reporters – including – of the news yesterday...

Ravens WR Torrey Smith Drew More Penalties In 2012 Than All Steelers Receivers Combined

Did it seem as though that the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers drew a ton of penalty flags last season? Well, according to a recent post by Pro Football Focus, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith drew the highest number of flags in 2012 with 16 and fellow wide receiver Jacoby Jones drew an additional seven. If you are scoring at home, that's 23 combined flags drawn by just those...

Trouble Plauged Rolando McClain Retires

McClain's Mugshot from 2011 Arrest ((ht: This is certainly a unique way to part ways with a team after getting in trouble. Rolando McClain, 23-years old. 3 seasons and 2 arrests into his NFL career has decided to hang up his cleats and retire from the Baltimore Ravens. McClain never played for the Ravens, who picked him up after being cut by the Oakland...

Former Raider first round bust calls it a career at 23 years old

Former Raider first round bust calls it a career at 23 years old Today the Ravens GM came out and stated something that was a shock to the entire NFL world.  After hearing about Titus Young the past couple days, I was waiting for the next player to really take the spot light away from the dumb mistakes he committed. Well today, Ozzie stated that Rolando McClain was hanging up his...

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff Land a Perfect Score

A perfect score Juan… Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones landed a perfect score – and his first 10 – even after his partner Karina had been hospitalized after a fall. Jacoby danced his way to perfection by doing the Argentine Tango. Jones is getting stronger by the week Thanks to Terez Owens for the heads up Jacoby Jones Does the Foxtrot Jacoby Jones Does An Epic Photobomb On DWTS
NFL Forum Discussions
Can't wait SPLASH MESSAGE! 2 days!
4 replies, 1 day ago
1st win 2013!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you kinmosa and watamote!
4 replies, 1 day ago
Rodgers out 3-6 weeks?
4 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you Vikes!
4 replies, 1 day ago
Thank you 5 years!!!!!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Home Sweet Home!
2 replies, 1 day ago
NFL on NHK next week
2 replies, 1 day ago
Pro Bowl draft
2 replies, 1 day ago
We are NFC EAST Champion!!!!!!!!!!
2 replies, 1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.