Rolando McClain expected to sign with Baltimore Ravens

Rolando McClain, who was released from his contract by the Oakland Raiders, will sign a one-year deal with the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.

“It’s a move that can’t go wrong and I’m looking forward to playing in Baltimore as the Ravens run the same or very similar defense as I was a part of at the University of Alabama,” said McClain in an exclusive interview with the Madison Weekly News.

McClain, who recently moved his wife and two children to Madison, has been in talk with the Ravens the past two weeks. He’s scheduled to travel to Baltimore to sign the contract and get acquainted with the Ravens program.

“Ray Lewis retired after winning the Super Bowl and I look to fill his slot,” said McClain. “No one can fill his shoes, but I can fill his slot. I just want to fill out the shoes of Rolando McClain. This is a perfect fit for me personally.”
McClain will join his former Alabama teammate Terrence Cody on the Ravens’ defense. In addition, former Alabama defensive standout Courtney Upshaw is also on the team roster.

“The off season program in Baltimore begins next week,” said McClain. “I’ve been working out on my own. Playing football is like riding a bike. You never forget.”

By Bob Labbe

6 thoughts on “Rolando McClain expected to sign with Baltimore Ravens

  • April 10, 2013 at 9:01 am
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    Ray is no longer around to police the locker room & take troubled players like Rolando McClain under his wing. Let’s remember that. This signing makes me nervous.

    • April 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm
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      you’re acting like ray is not going to be around

  • April 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm
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    It doesn’t matter that Ray Lewis retired, Coach Harbs has run that locker room since he came to Baltimore. If McClain doesn’t work out, he’ll be answering to a higher authority on THIS Ravens team than one of 6 years ago. I’ve got faith.

    Ravens Rule

  • April 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm
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    We still have a lot of level headed men in the locker room that can help him. He also has two former Bama teammates that can be a positive influence for him as well. Second chances are a part of life, he deserves this and if he can get his act together off field, then the Ravens have their next MLB for the coming future.

  • April 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm
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    I will pray for the locker room.

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