Report: Ravens Trade Troubled LB Rolando McClain To Cowboys

It sounds like troubled linebacker Rolando McClain could be coming out of retirement once again.

According to a Tuesday report by Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens have traded McClain to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Ravens officially placed McClain back on the reserve-retired list in late April after the former first-round draft pick out of Alabama announced that he was done playing on the day he was due to report for the first day of the team’s offseason workout program.

McClain has not played football since the 2012 season after being released by the Oakland Raiders following a string of arrests. The Raiders had originally drafted him with the No. 8 overall pick in 2010 NFL Draft.

The Cowboys need help at the inside linebacker position after losing starter Sean Lee to a torn left ACL several weeks ago. Trading for McClain is certainly a desperate move, but it probably didn’t cost the Cowboys much and the compensation might be based on whether or not he actually resumes playing.


  • ApexSteel

    Is there a worse organization than the Cowboys?

  • Donny Simmons


  • Jacob Dixon

    I bet he will retire again and Dallas will look like idiots but they already are

  • Douglas Andrews

    At what point does the NFL just tell McClain he’s ran out of juice cards and it’s time to move on?

  • Matt Manzo

    Right! How do you not have a back up plan for Sean Lee?

  • 2443scott

    lol guess jerry jones was feeling bored so he made one his patented moves ..(the hand to forehead duh me)

  • steeltown


  • NW86

    Leave it to the Cowboys to be the last people on the planet, other than perhaps his mother, to realize that this guy is beyond redemption. I’ll put the over/under date for his next arrest/retirement as the first day of Cowboys training camp.

  • ApexSteel

    That had to have known he wasn’t going to be healthy the entire season.

  • Steve

    Jerry don’t care as long as the Stadium keeps filling to see the Cryboys.

  • Steve

    Common – Jerry likes Jail Bait. Makes him feel like he gave am Ex con a job.