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    Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?



    Raiders waived ILB Rolando McClain.

    McClain is owed base salaries of $4.005 million (2013) and $5.805 million (2014), so it's a safe bet that he'll clear waivers. He will generate some interest once he hits the open market. McClain is a two-down inside linebacker with next to no coverage ability and has off-field issues, but he's a serviceable run defender and is only 23 years old. It's perhaps worth noting that new Browns GM Mike Lombardi -- an NFL Network analyst at the time -- compared McClain to former Giants great Pepper Johnson coming out of Alabama in 2010. Cleveland could use competition at the inside linebacker position next to D'Qwell Jackson.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter Apr 5 - 4:09 PM

    I'm somewhat interested. What say you?




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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    Food for thought, this came from Aaron Wilson today...

    Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider 8h
    No, I don't think Ravens should pursue Rolando McClain now that he's being cut by the Raiders.
    Odd that he'd go out of his way to say it, Albert Breer was joking around with him about saying that so quickly, I think Aaron is frustrated with all the people asking about cut players signing with Ravens when it usually isn't the case. But, would seem that it's unlikely to happen.

    Someone else mentioned that Rolando was never really happy about going too far from Alabama, so he might be looking for teams close by to there. MD is closer than Oakland, but...
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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...abama/1712553/

    I'm not disagreeing, but we've had Ravens who have been charged with stuff that later got dropped, and we're okay with that. Guy has had multiple run ins with Johnny Q Law, so my guess is, unless something big changed and he's able to convince Ozzie and Harbaugh of that, we'd likely just let someone else deal with his character rehab case.

    But I don't think just because he had an incident, which the charges were later dismissed, means he's definitely off the radar.
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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    alright, i don't really want him, but this is funny...

    On January 8, 2013 McClain was arrested by Decatur Police in Morgan County after an officer pulled him over for a window tint violation. McClain provided the officer with a false name and he was arrested and booked into the Decatur City Jail. McClain bonded out of jail later that day.

    really? A window tint violation, and you felt the need to lie about your name? I could see if he had a suspended license or something, but window tint violation is a tiny thing, right? Guy just doesn't sound bright. Pass.
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    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    The player, yes.

    The person, no.

    Im sure oz and company will at least consider it.
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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...abama/1712553/

    I'm not disagreeing, but we've had Ravens who have been charged with stuff that later got dropped, and we're okay with that. Guy has had multiple run ins with Johnny Q Law, so my guess is, unless something big changed and he's able to convince Ozzie and Harbaugh of that, we'd likely just let someone else deal with his character rehab case.

    But I don't think just because he had an incident, which the charges were later dismissed, means he's definitely off the radar.
    It's more than just one incident that he had, and this one being dismissed doesn't mean it's not particularly troubling. The dismissal was because the prosecutor decided he didn't want to pursue the case, but the fact that McLain apologized for threatening to kill a man and shooting a gun off next to his head indicates there is something valid about the charge. It's a huge red flag. That's not a guy I would want in my locker room.




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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    There is a discussion about him in the offseason thread, but no, no, no, a thousand times NO.

    That guy is not only everything we seem to not want on our team, but nobody wants to accept the fact that he isn't a good football player.

    Spewing the "he played well at Alabama and in the SEC" doesn't prove anything...as if there aren't any NFL busts who played well there.

    Sucking on the field, plus doing your best Lawrence Phillips impersonation off the field = Not a Raven.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    The risk would be minimal so there would be no harm in scouting him out.If Ozzie and Harbaugh sign off it could provide a bit of depth just in case the draft doesn't pan out the way they want.Never a good idea to limit your options.




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    I am sure Harbs and Ozzie have already spoken with Michael Huff about Rolando.

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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I am sure Harbs and Ozzie have already spoken with Michael Huff about Rolando.

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    Excellent point. Huff was a leader for that team and im sure hed have plenty to say on it.
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    Re: Rolando McClain cut by Raiders. Any interest?

    he's not very good on the field and he's a total dumbass off the field.
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