Rolando McClain RUMORS & NEWS

  • Keith Rivers retires, Rolando McClain placed on PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys are going to be without two of their veteran linebackers to start training camp and only one of them will be coming back. The team placed Keith Rivers on the reserve/retired list Thursday after Rivers decided that he didn’t want to continue his NFL career. The team signed Rivers as..." July 30

  • No shortage of backup plans in wake of Rolando McClain's suspension

    Fox Sports Southwest "All of a sudden, the Cowboys' seemingly endless string of moves at the linebacker position this spring makes sense. Rolando McClain was suspended four games on Thursday afternoon for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy – which shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given that he had..." July 03

  • Rolando McClain violates substance abuse policy, suspended 4 games

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended without pay for the first four regular-season games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. McClain will be eligible to return to the Cowboys' active roster Oct. 5, following the team's Week 4 game against..." July 02

  • Rolando McClain has charges from 2013 arrest dismissed

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was convicted on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in Decatur, Alabama last year, but appealed to have another trial in state court. That trial was set for a May 18 start, but it won’t take place. The Associated Press reports that..." May 05

  • Sources: McClain, Cowboys agree to 1-year deal

    ESPN Dallas "Linebacker Rolando McClain has accepted a one-year contract to remain with the Dallas Cowboys, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. McClain will be given a base salary of $3 million and can earn an additional $1 million in playing-time incentives, sources said. McClain, who faces a four-game fine..." April 01

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    From @toddarcher & me: free agent LB Rolando McClain is visiting the Patriots today.

  • Investigation Into Arson Of Rolando McClain's Home Inactive

    Blogging The Boys "In December of 2014, Rolando McClain's home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama burned to the ground. Last month, Fire Marshall Ed Paulk declared that the fire was an arson. The home to that point had been listed for sale at a value of $1.5 million but was mysteriously set ablaze. After exhausting all..." March 28

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    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Add Stephen Jones' voice to Jason Garrett's. Cowboys are still trying to bring Rolando McClain back to the team.

  • Fire that destroyed Cowboys LB Rolando McClain’s home in Alabama ruled an arson

    Dallas Morning News "The December fire that destroyed Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain’s home in Alabama has been ruled an arson, Alabama state fire marshal Ed Paulk said Friday. Paulk said an investigation by his office determined what was used to set the fire, but he declined to release that information..." February 13

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    Nick Eatman @nickeatman

    Mincey and rolando mcclain have been cleared to play after having concussion like symptoms last week

  • Police: Witness saw car speeding away from McClain house fire

    CBS Sports "The $1.5 million home of Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain burned to the ground on Monday night. On Tuesday, a Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) police spokesman said a witness saw a car speeding away from the blaze, reports the Associated Press. But while the vehicle could be a clue, investigators..." December 24

  • Rolando McClain's flat-lined career resurrected with Cowboys

    Sporting News "Russell Wilson's comeback march was underway in Seattle. On first-and-10 from the 24, the Seahawks quarterback locked in on tight end Luke Willson across the middle. At the same time, Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain, dropping back in zone coverage, kept his eyes on the quarterback and his body..." October 16

  • Cowboys want McClain long term, but at what cost?

    NFL.com "The Cowboys' experiment with Rolando McClain, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft who has retired twice in four seasons, has been a pleasant surprise this season. An ailing Dallas defense snagged the talented Alabama linebacker for $700,000 of non-guaranteed money and a sixth-round draft..." October 08

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Rolando McClain got his workout w the Ravens and I'm hearing it was NOT a roaring success. Didn't finish conditioning test, didn't do drills

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    Matt Zenitz @mzenitz

    According to a source close to Rolando McClain, McClain has been telling people that he plans on unretiring and playing this year

  • Rolando McClain: 'I was feeling ... like I wanted to kill somebody'

    ESPN "AN OLD MAN approaches a table of three young men at a Tuscaloosa Applebee's. "Roll Tide," says the old man. "Roll Tide," the young men say. The old man takes a seat. He warns everyone that he's been drinking. Crown Royal Black. "Smooth as a baby's ass," he says. He wants to talk Alabama..." October 30

  • Rolando McClain pleads not guilty to disorderly conduct, resisting arrest

    Baltimore Sun "Retired Ravens middle linebacker Rolando McClain filed not guilty pleas to charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Tuesday through his attorney, according to Decatur Municipal Court clerk Jessica Haggard. During the arraignment in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., McClain was assigned a..." July 10

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    Andrew Gribble @Andrew_Gribble

    Saban says Rolando McClain is back in school at Alabama.

  • Could McClain's retirement be short?

    CSN Baltimore "Just how retired do you think just-retired linebacker Rolando McClain is? Despite his legal troubles and underwhelming performance during his three years with the Raiders, McClain was a first-round draft pick out of Alabama and is only 23 years old. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio posits that..." May 16

  • Ravens LB Rolando McClain retires from NFL

    CSN Baltimore "The troubled career of linebacker Rolando McClain came to a close Wednesday when the young linebacker announced his playing days are finished. The Ravens put out a statement that said the recently-signed free agent will be retiring, according to GM Ozzie Newsome. "Rolando let me know that he..." May 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    From TA: I'm told #Ravens haven't made a decision on Rolando McClain's future. DeCosta's comments on 2nd chances were about original signing

  • Rolando McClain arrested again, charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest

    Sporting News "Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested on Sunday night in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., according to WHNT.com in Huntsville. McClain faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident at Pines Park in Decatur, according to the report. The Ravens had..." April 22

  • Rolando McClain will have to earn Ravens' roster spot

    NFL.com "When the Baltimore Ravens signed linebacker Rolando McClain last week, the Baltimore Sun reported that his roster spot will hinge on his "approach to football (and) life." In a pre-draft news conference Tuesday, general manager Ozzie Newsome confirmed that nothing is being handed to McClain...." April 16

  • Ravens agree to terms with former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have reached an agreement in principle on a one-year contract with former Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The deal doesn't carry a big financial commitment from the Ravens, but is expected to include incentive..." April 11

  • Ravens talking with Rolando McClain about potential deal, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are in discussions with former Oakland Raiders first-round middle linebacker Rolando McClain, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The talks could lead to a short-term contract, likely a one-year deal without a major financial commitment. However, nothing has been..." April 10

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    Adam Schefter @

    Raiders waiving LB Rolando McClain today.

  • Raiders finally cut Rolando McClain

    San Francisco Chronicle "In a move we wrote would happen almost two months ago, the Raiders finally cut middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who had more trouble getting out of the way of legal trouble than running backs. What took so long? Oakland would say it was giving his agent a chance to shop around for a trade,..." April 05

  • Oakland Raiders' Rolando McClain can seek trade

    Oakland Tribune "Middle linebacker Rolando McClain has been given permission to seek a trade out of Oakland, according to an NFL Network report. It has been clear that since McClain's suspension last season for conduct detrimental to the team -- which occurred after he learned he was losing his starting job to..." March 20

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    Ian Rapoport @

    #Raiders have given permission for LB Rolando McClain's agent to facilitate a trade out of Oakland. If no trade, he'll be released

  • Report: Raiders expected to release McClain

    CSN Bay Area "It's been a long time coming but it looks as though Rolando McClain's tenure with the Raiders will finally be over. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "all indications are" that Oakland will cut McClain on March 12, the start of the new fiscal year for the NFL. McClain's $7.26 million..." March 07

  • Rolando McClain’s time almost up (finally)

    San Francisco Chronicle "March 12 is the first date of the new fiscal year in the NFL, and all indications are that’s when Raiders fans will finally get the answer to the most-asked question the last four months: “When is Oakland finally going to cut Rolando McClain?” The middle linebacker was suspended by the..." March 06

  • Oakland Raiders may try and trade Rolando McClain

    Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders are clearly through with their former first round draft pick, Rolando McClain . After having his playing time cut and his play calling duties on the field stripped, McClain ended up getting in an altercation with head coach Dennis Allen during practice that got him suspended by..." February 26