Raiders Give Rolando McClain Permission to Seek a Trade

Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker (55) Rolando McClain against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If anybody wants Rolando McClain, take him.

The Raiders have given McClain’s agent permission to seek a trade out of Oakland, according to the NFL Network.  GM Reggie McKenzie reportedly gave the go-ahead.

In the likely scenario that a trade is not worked out, he will be released.

McClain, the eighth pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, was once touted as the future centerpiece of the Raiders’ defense. To say the least, he has failed to reach up to those expectations. His career stats are rather unimpressive: 173 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and one interception in three full seasons.

Off the field, McClain has been involved in several incidents. He was arrested last November for allegedly threatening to kill a man and firing a gun beside the man’s ear in Alabama. Last January, a car that McClain was driving was shot at, but nobody was hurt.

Bottom line, nobody will disappointed when he leaves the Raiders for good.

Topics: Oakland Raiders, Rolando McClain

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  • Pridenpoise

    Lets hope we get something for this loser.

  • sten swarty

    So much wasted potential. It’s like when people come to the Raiders they just want to be jerk offs and continue the bad image we get in Raider nation.