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rolando mcclain is a cowboy

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:29 PM

rolando mcclain is a cowboy 


per schefter, thought he retired.

we traded for him

Last edited 7/1/2014 3:30 PM by UnionJack8

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:31 PM

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I wouldn't expect anything out of him. He's been a head case and not worth any contract in my opinion.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:34 PM

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what did we trade where did he play with the Ravens right?

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:34 PM

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Good pickup. Interesting to see how he does in Training camp
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:35 PM

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starfan1 wrote: what did we trade where did he play with the Ravens right?
Raiders then Ravens. 

I'm also curious what we traded. It can't have been much. 

If he can come in here and start then good deal but right now I'm not hopeful.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:36 PM

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This is a joke right? He is through he is done, no one else in the NFL wanted him. At his Ravens tryout for his job he was pathetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:38 PM

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter  

Interrupt soccer for this: Dallas traded 6th-rd pick for LB Rolando McClain and Baltimore's 7th-rd pick, per source. McClain wants to play.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:39 PM

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would imagine a 2015 conditional 7th rounder

edit, apparently not

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:40 PM

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A sixth? Seriously?  Where is Bradie James, bring him back instead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:43 PM

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Rod will earn his money if he can salvage this guy.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:44 PM

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McClain AND A 7TH for a 6th ...

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:46 PM

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Like previously stated my assumption is that he retired

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:49 PM

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I'm waiting to see what wittens spleen thinks of all this tongue
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:50 PM

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the talent and tools  are there - and the organization is obviously gambling and banking that his head and heart is back into football.  It's a risk/reward situation.
 - the risk is just giving up late rounders on a guy with trouble history.
-the reward is a guy with obvious 1st round type  talent that the club hopes can turn it around and be a productive pleasant surprise.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:54 PM

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not sure how I feel about this just yet but it appears to be a low risk

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:56 PM

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The guy is just shy of 25 and we gave up little to get him. Obviously he is coming out of retirement now. Not a bad gamble.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:56 PM

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I don't care how low of a pick it was. I feel like this was incredibly stupid. Hopefully even the pick itself was conditional upon substantial playing time.
                                                                                     

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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:57 PM

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starfan1 wrote: not sure how I feel about this just yet but it appears to be a low risk
Bright side it's a non Tony/little johnny thread tongue
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:57 PM

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cowboyfan4everandever wrote: The guy is just shy of 25 and we gave up little to get him. Obviously he is coming out of retirement now. Not a bad gamble.
The guy not only has off the field problems but also has serious committment issues. Bad gamble, if you ask me.
                                                                                     
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Posted: 7/1/2014 3:58 PM

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Rolando McClain is walking away from the NFL again, this time for good.

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Rolando McClain quitting only four days after the Ravens reinstated him off the reserve-retired list  follows a pattern of disappointment, and isn't surprising, Jamison Hensley writes.  Story

On the day the linebacker was due to report to the Baltimore Ravens for the first day of the team's offseason workout program, he sent a text to ESPN.com saying, "I gotta follow my heart. It ain't football. If football made me complete I would play. But whenever I think of it my heart pulls me away from whatever reason. ... This means I'm done."

The Ravens officially placed McClain back on the reserve-retired list Tuesday.

Last week the Ravens activated McClain, 24, off the reserve-retired list. Last year, after McClain had been released by the Oakland Raiders following a string of arrests, the Ravens signed him to a one-year contract worth the veteran minimum of $700,000.

McClain had not played football since the 2012 season and was no lock to make the Ravens' roster. He was reportedly late for a workout with team officials last week, which he later disputed. Left undisputed was that the workout did not go well. He reportedly failed a conditioning test and it would not have been surprising if the team had released him.

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AP Photo/Butch Dill Rolando McClain has decided to retire from the NFL again, saying in a text to ESPN: "I gotta follow my heart. It ain't football."

In college at Alabama, McClain won the Lambert award, given to the nation's best linebacker. The Raiders drafted him with the No. 8 overall pick in 2010.

He would record 246 tackles and 6.5 sacks in his three seasons in Oakland, which were mostly marked by off-field issues. He was arrested three times in an 11-month span.

Last year, after the Ravens signed him, he abruptly retired to get his "priorities straight." He re-enrolled at the University of Alabama and took classes toward his degree in family financial planning. In an interview with ESPN The Magazine last October, he explained his mindset at the time of his decision to retire by saying, "I was feeling like Aaron Hernandez or something, like I just wanted to kill somebody." McClain had indicated an interest in returning to play in the NFL. Now, he said he wants to finish his degree and coach football one day.

"Now I know God has something else planned for me and that my life is bigger than football," he said in a text

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