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To the surprise of exactly nobody, former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain went through the waiver wire without a single one of the NFL’s 31 other teams placing a claim on him.
The Raiders waived McClain on Friday. Clearing waivers makes McClain an unrestricted free agent and free to sign with any team he so chooses. (Even the Raiders! Oh, man. I crack myself up sometimes.) Had a team claimed him, it would have had to pick up the remainder of his contract.
No kidding? Not a single team wanted to pay a bad, troublesome linebacker $10 million over two seasons? Imagine that.
So what’s in store McClain now? Well, obviously finding a team that’s willing to have anything to do with him. Which ultimately shouldn’t be hard at the right price. He’s still only three years removed from being a top 10 draft pick.
But McClain’s best option right now to not be future ex-Canadian Football League player might be joining an NFL team that runs the 3-4 defense. And you know who runs a 3-4? The Patr...
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It was reported earlier today that former Raiders’ linebacker Rolando McClain cleared waivers.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McClain has already received three offers, with two other teams also interested.
On Rolando McClain: Already has 3 offers, 2 other teams interested. Should be quick. Thanks to the head-start from his agent seeking a trade
— Ian Rapoport...
On Wednesday the Ravens announced the signing of linebacker Rolando McClain. McClain was cut lose by the Raiders recently after on and off the field issues.
The deal between the Ravens and McClain is worth $700,000 and includes incentives for playing-time.
McClain was drafted by the Raiders with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft. He has struggled in passing situations and...
Former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is looking forward to starting over with a new NFL team soon. Right now it looks like that team will be the Ravens.
McClain recently moved to a different town in Alabama to get away from the influences that have been around him since he’s was a child.
“As a kid and young adult you make mistakes and I have made some,” he said. “I...
I am not big on excuses. I am not big on using religion, as a reason for your good or bad accomplishments. Sometimes you just have to man up and blame yourself.
Not Jesus, Judas, God, Devil or Tebow.
But, here is how linebacker Rolando McClain explained his multiple off the field issues, while he was with the Raiders.
“As a kid and young adult you make mistakes and I have made...
For a guy that sure hasn’t done much in the league besides get himself in trouble and let offenses burn him, former Raiders LB Rolando McClain had quite the hosting.
A few hours after he went unclaimed on waivers Monday, McClain reportedly had several teams interested and already three offers on the table.
Rolando McClain was waived by the Raiders Friday afternoon. (AP Photo)
The Baltimore Ravens need a middle linebacker, and former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain needs a job. Sounds like a good marriage, and throw in Ozzie Newsome’s Alabama ties, and you have a possible wedding.
Adam Schefter is reporting that the Ravens are nearing a deal to sign the middle linebacker McClain.
Former Raiders LB Rolando McClain is nearing deal with Ravens. Two...
The Baltimore Ravens are nearing a deal with former Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Former Raiders LB Rolando McClain is nearing deal with Ravens. Two sides scheduled to talk today to see if they iron out unresolved issues.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 10, 2013
Schefter reports that the Ravens are set to meet with McClain...