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

Former Oakland Raider Rolando McClain Retires Again

Former Oakland Raiders first-round pick Rolando McClain has apparently ended his comeback attempt with the Baltimore Ravens.

Seth Wickersham of reported via Twitter:


McClain retired last May shortly after he was signed by the Ravens following his release by the Raiders. At the time, McClain had been arrested three times in 15 months and said he needed to “get his personal life together.”

After sitting out the 2013 season, McClain said he was going to attempt a comeback and Baltimore reinstated him from the reserve/retired list on Thursday,  two days after he failed to get through his conditioning test and did not do any of the drills he was scheduled to perform during a workout for the Ravens.

Baltimore opened its offseason program on Monday.

McClain was the eighth overall pick by the Raiders in 2010 and had five sacks and 99 tackles in 15 games in 2011. He played in just 11 games in 2012, slowed by a concussion and a toe injury and had one sack and 62 tackles.

He’s still only 24, but this latest announcement brings another chapter in a strange career to a close. Will there be more comebacks down the road? Stay tuned.

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