McClain Comeback Has a Setback

rolando mcclain close up 728

Don’t hold your breath waiting for inside linebacker Rolando McClain’s return to the Ravens.

According to NFL Network, McClain showed up late for a Tuesday workout with the Ravens, and failed to complete the team’s conditioning test. Not the best way for McClain to show he is ready to make a comeback, after walking away from the game last year at age 24.

McClain said earlier this month that he was training to make a comeback. The No. 8 pick in the 2010 draft, McClain had 246 tackles and 6 ½ sacks in three seasons with the Raiders before being released last year. He signed with the Ravens, but never participated in a single practice before deciding to retire.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has left the door open for McClain’s return, but Harbaugh also said McClain would have to prove himself. The Ravens re-signed inside linebacker Daryl Smith, but the other starting spot at inside linebacker is open. Jameel McClain signed with the Giants during free agency, leaving Arthur Brown and Josh Bynes to compete for a starting role opposite Smith.

The Ravens still hold Rolando McClain’s rights. But right now, McClain is apparently not ready to make a return.

 

For more Ravens coverage from CSNBaltimore click here…

3 Raves on “McClain Comeback Has a Setback

  1. Fran the Fan on said:

    I fear this is another Ozzie-Alabama connection that’s not going to click. The only good thing is that, while the Ravens own McClain’s rights, they don’t owe him money. This whole deal goes on the Ravens news “back burner” for me.

  2. Cheri on said:

    You really have to wonder how much his heart is really into this thing. If I am not mistaken his draft class was the last big money draft class to enter the NFL and by all accounts for all his wrong doings it’s been my understanding he has been very responsible with his money and he’s not in debt like a lot of his peers. So you may not have the money hungry factor involved here either to get back to playing.I honestly don’t know at this point what it would take to drive this man.He said it was his kids who wanted to see play again well going by what was reported yestewrday actions speak louder then words as they say.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

FANTASY LINKS: Bengals a Good RB Fantasy Match-up

Fantasy Football Start or Sit: Week 8 Included in JJ Zachariason's week 8 starts and sits is this gem on why you should start Justin Forsett (again)... "the Bengals are about as good at stopping t...read more

The Ravens Need to Run Through The Jungle!

The Cincinnati Bengals, a team that was once an automatic “W” and a divisional doormat. The Cincinnati Bengals, a team that once produced more annual arrests than wins. The Cincinnati Bengal...read more

Will Ray Rice’s “Curious” Grievance Impact The Ravens?

Late Tuesday evening, news broke that former Ravens RB Ray Rice filed a grievance against the team claiming he had been wrongfully terminated. This grievance against the Ravens was filed in additio...read more

Offense Has Produced Early in Games Lately

It certainly isn't "Breaking News" that the Ravens offense has struggled at times when it comes to producing first quarter points. But they've certainly improved over the past two weeks. When as...read more

PERCEPTION IS REALITY: Serving up Snapper And Rice

Reality: Jimmy Smith is playing like a “Shut Down” Cornerback. Perception: Jimmy Smith might finally be living up to his draft status. Garret Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com tweeted this: I thi...read more

View More