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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:00:18 -0700
Retired LB Rolando McClain may want to return to play in the NFL, according to agent Pat Dye Jr. "I admire the kid for coming back to Tuscaloosa, going to class and trying to get everything in his life outside of football situated," Dye Jr. said. "It's not my decision to come back or not come back. I think ultimately he wants to play again. He's only 24 years old. He's talented. It's just a shame. It was such a great situation there in Baltimore."
Thu, 16 May 2013 05:33:50 -0700
Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain decided to retire to was solely his decision, and he wants to focus on getting himself together before continuing his career, a source said. The Ravens have offered to be a resource for McClain.
Wed, 15 May 2013 10:11:15 -0700
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Ravens LB Rolando McClain, 23, has informed the team he is retiring. Baltimore has placed McClain on the Reserve/Retired list.
Fantasy Tip: This is a curious decision, especially for such a young player, but McClain has been embroiled in off-the-field issues and may need time away from football to straighten out his life. It would not be surprising to see him make a comeback attempt down the line. He projected as a reserve for the Ravens, so this move shouldn't affect their fantasy value as a low-end No. 1 defensive team.
Tue, 07 May 2013 05:33:59 -0700
Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain has pleaded guilty to a window tint violation stemming from his arrest in January following a traffic stop. However, McClain still is currently due in court July 9 because of his most recent arrest on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The arrest, which occurred at a Decatur park after police responded to a disturbance, came April 21.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:36:21 -0700
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome indicated Thursday, April 25, that the situation with LB Rolando McClain remains a fluid process. McClain was arrested Sunday, April 21, in Alabama.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:14:06 -0700
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain allegedly yelled obscenities at police officers Sunday, April 21, as they were trying to disperse a large crowd of over 700 people at a Decatur, Ala., park after they responded to calls about a fight. The Decatur Police Department also released a statement recounting the details of McClain's arrest. According to the release, police officers twice ordered McClain to stop walking after they identified him as the individual shouting obscenities, but he kept walking and said, "You told me to walk and I'm walking."
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:10:50 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens could release RB Rolando McClain prior to the start of the 2013 season. Even though the team was hopeful McClain could play a big role for them, he was guaranteed no money in his contract. His deal only could be worth a maximum of $1.1 million. McClain might have not lasted through training camp, even without his most recent legal trouble.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:49:27 -0700
Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain was arrested Sunday, April 21, in his hometown of Decatur, Ala. Police confirmed McClain has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. McClain was also arrested in Decatur in January when he was pulled over for a window tint violation.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 06:10:13 -0700
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain can make up to $1.1 million in 2013. He has a $700,000 salary with $400,000 in playing time incentives. McClain said he had more lucrative offers elsewhere.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:30:57 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders) on an undisclosed deal Wednesday, April 10. McClain must still pass a physical.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:06:34 -0700
Updating a previous item, there is reportedly a lot of work to be done before the Baltimore Ravens could sign free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders).
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:40:26 -0700
Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders) is nearing a deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a league source. Both sides are scheduled to talk again Wednesday, April 10, to see if they can iron out some remaining contract issues.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:20:13 -0700
The Tennessee Titans do not have any interest in signing free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders).
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:08:20 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals mulled a trade for free-agent LB Rolando McClain before he was released by the Oakland Raiders.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:31:39 -0700
Free agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders) already has three offers from three teams, and interest from two more. It is not expected to take long for McClain to have a new home.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:12:58 -0700
The Cleveland Browns are not one of the teams that is showing interest in free agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders).
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:18:47 -0700
Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders) was not claimed off waivers and is now free to sign with any team.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:21:43 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings could show interest in free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Raiders) if he clears waivers.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:46:41 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders did not designate LB Rolando McClain's release as a June 1 release, which means his dead money will count toward their 2013 salary cap.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:07:09 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are waiving LB Rolando McClain Friday, April 5.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:58:18 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are still expected to either trade or release LB Rolando McClain.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:44:32 -0700
The Oakland Raiders have allowed the agent for LB Rolando McClain to seek a trade. McClain will be released if the team is not able to find a trading partner.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:49:09 -0800
The Oakland Raiders are expected to cut LB Rolando McClain as soon as free agency, and the new fiscal year in the NFL, begins March 12. That will allow the team to spread out the $7.26 million dead-money salary-cap hit over two seasons.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:47:34 -0800
The Oakland Raiders would take an additional $585,000 hit on the salary cap if they decide to release LB Rolando McClain this offseason. The team would have $7.26 million in dead money on the salary cap if McClain is released.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:53:02 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain ($4 million) is likely to be a salary cap casualty in the offseason. The team will probably look to recoup some signing bonus as well due to disciplinary issues.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:23:10 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in a radio interview Tuesday, Jan. 22, that he has not spoken to LB Rolando McClain since his latest legal issue. He was non-committal on whether McClain will remain on the roster or be released during the offseason.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:31:38 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain bonded out of jail Tuesday, Jan. 8, on charges of violating rules on car window tint and trying to lie to police about his identity. He was pulled over Tuesday because of the tint violation. When McClain was asked to sign a ticket, police say he provided a false name.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:32:08 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain will not be back with the team next season. Oakland is expected to be released when it makes most sense for the salary cap.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:30:31 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have declared DL Brandon Bair, QB Carson Palmer, RB Jeremy Stewart, WR Juron Criner, OG Mike Brisiel, LB Rolando McClain, SS Tyvon Branch inactive for Week 17.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:36:53 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have declared DL Dave Tollefson, RB Jeremy Stewart, WR Juron Criner, OG Lucas Nix, DL Richard Seymour, LB Rolando McClain, OT Willie Smith inactive for Week 16.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:59:10 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have declared WR Derek Hagan, DL Jack Crawford, RB Jeremy Stewart, OG Lucas Nix, DL Richard Seymour, LB Rolando McClain, OT Willie Smith inactive for Week 15.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:45:27 -0800
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said LB Rolando McClain will return to the team as a backup middle linebacker, in addition to playing special teams. Allen added McClain's presence following his suspension will not serve as a distraction.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:14:12 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have activated LB Rolando McClain from the Reserve/Suspended list. The team has also signed practice squad CB Chimdi Chekwa to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:11:12 -0800
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Friday, Nov. 30, that there is a chance LB Rolando McClain has played his last game with the franchise. "It's going to be a possibility because we suspended him," McKenzie said. Officially, McClain was suspended for two games due to conduct detrimental to the team.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:33:49 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain was suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:16:00 -0800
The Oakland Raiders suspended LB Rolando McClain for conduct detrimental to the team.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:00:42 -0800
Oakland Raiders DE Jack Crawford (toe), DT Richard Seymour (hamstring, knee) and LB Rolando McClain did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 29. McClain did not practice because of a non-injury related reason.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:28:17 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 29, and may be released by 1 p.m. PST.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:13:26 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain was kicked out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 28, after an incident, according to sources close to the player and the team. Head coach Dennis Allen said he didn't know if McClain would practice Thursday, Nov. 29.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:52:08 -0800
If Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain is released, as expected, Thursday, Nov. 29, he will be the 27th player to leave since new general manager Reggie McKenzie took over.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:20:56 -0800
Updating a previous item, the Oakland Raiders have told LB Rolando McClain that he will be released Thursday, Nov. 29, according to a source. McClain was held out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 28, because of an undisclosed team-related issue. Head coach Dennis Allen would give no more information about why he held McClain out.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:10:48 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain was active on Facebook and Twitter earlier Wednesday, Nov. 28, indicating he was about to part ways with the team. This is what he posted when asked if he was with the team: "Well, technically I am. But I'm mentally done. Just waiting on my papers," McClain posted. The thread was since wiped clean. The team did not confirm anything, only to say he is "officially" on the roster. He cannot be waived until Thursday, Nov. 29, at the earliest.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:41:35 -0800
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain has had charges against him dropped that resulted in a conviction by a municipal court judge. He was originally sentenced to 180 days in jail for charges that included illegal discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment. McClain won't serve any jail time with the verdict being under appeal.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:04:23 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (knee) and LB Rolando McClain (toe) were each listed as limited participants in practice Friday, Nov. 2. Both are considered questionable for the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:44:43 -0700
Oakland Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski (ankle), OT Willie Smith (ankle), DE Dave Tollefson (shoulder), DT Richard Seymour (knee), LB Travis Goethel (back), LB Rolando McClain (toe) and PK Sebastian Janikowski (groin) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:22:39 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Travis Goethel (back), PK Sebastian Janikowski (groin), LB Rolando McClain (toe), OT Willie Smith (ankle), DE Dave Tollefson (shoulder) and C Stefen Wisniewski (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:50:38 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain lost playing time to LB Miles Burris in the team's nickel package in Week 6. McClain played in just 17 snaps, while Burris played in all 55 of the defensive snaps. Head coach Dennis Allen said he doesn't foresee getting away from the new alignment, given how well Burris has played. "Every week, we're going to evaluate and see where we're at, but he did enough to earn the right to be back out there in nickel situations," Allen said.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:09:35 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain saw less of the field in Week 6 against the Atlanta falcons, with the team using LBs Miles Burris and Philip Wheeler in their nickel package. McClain's snaps dropped from 73 in the previous game to just 17 in Week 6. Burris increased from 27 of 77 snaps two games ago to all 55 defensive snaps against the Falcons.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:30:38 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Miles Burris stayed on the field in Week 6 when the team went to their nickel defense as one of the linebackers. LB Rolando McClain stayed on the field in those situations in the first four games of the season but went to the sidelines during those plays in Week 6.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:25:42 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Mike Goodson (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (ribs), TE David Ausberry (shoulder), OG Alex Parsons (shoulder), DT Richard Seymour (knee), LB Rolando McClain (ankle, concussion), CB Coye Francies (concussion) and PK Sebastian Janikowski (groin) are listed as questionable for Week 3. Goodson did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 21, Jones fully participated in practice and the other six were limited.