RAVENS SIGN LB McCLAIN
The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed LB Rolando McClain to a one-year deal, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced.
McClain, who passed a physical Friday, has spent his entire three-year NFL career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2010 Draft.
Seeing action in 41 career games (38 starts), the 6-4, 259-pounder has posted 274 tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks (-42.5 yards), one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed.
During the 2012 campaign, McClain, 23, appeared in 11 contests (nine starts), finishing with 90 tackles (59 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and three passes defensed.
Drafted out of the University of Alabama, in 2009 McClain was honored with both the Butkus Award and Jack Lambert Award as the nation’s top collegiate linebacker. That season, he helped the Crimson Tide, along with fellow Ravens NT Terrence Cody and OLB Courtney Upshaw, produce an undefeated season en route to the BCS National Championship.