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Ravens agree to sign Rolando McClain

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12:57 PM ET 04.11 | The Baltimore Ravens and free-agent linebacker Rolando McClain have reached an agreement worth $700,000, according to Ian Rapoport. The deal won't be finalized until Friday when McClain takes his physical. He is also going to meet with head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome to discuss their expectations of him. The Ravens were in need of help at the linebacker position after losing Ray Lewis to retirement and Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger to free agency and McClain, a former first-round pick, could help rebuild the team's defense. The two were reportedly come to terms on a deal earlier on Wednesday. McClain has made 246 tackles, 6.5 sacks, a safety and an interception in his three years with the Raiders. He had originally signed a five-year deal worth $40 million, however, after he was kicked out of practice for undisclosed reasons in November of 2012, he took to Twitter and Facebook, saying he wished to play anywhere else other than Oakland, effectively ending his career with the Raiders.

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April 11, 2013  03:54 PM ET

Between Ozzie and the former Bama players on the roster, they should be able to keep Ro straight.

The trick is to just keep him away from Decatur. He always gets into trouble when he gets back in the old 'hood.

April 11, 2013  09:44 PM ET

Not much action on this thread. Where are all those wannabe GMs with their "Ravens will tank next year" talk? Defense looks better now than it did last year. Should be even better after the draft. Guess Ozzie knows what he's doing after all.

April 12, 2013  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Between Ozzie and the former Bama players on the roster, they should be able to keep Ro straight. The trick is to just keep him away from Decatur. He always gets into trouble when he gets back in the old 'hood.

Rolando is a thug and should really fit nicely with the Ravens in that respect. Please keep him out of North Alabama. This idiot discharged his pistol right next to someone's head while threatening them. And does no time.

 
April 12, 2013  02:01 PM ET
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Rolando is a thug and should really fit nicely with the Ravens in that respect. Please keep him out of North Alabama. This idiot discharged his pistol right next to someone's head while threatening them. And does no time.

Thanks for the info. Maybe like Ray, he will get religion, invent a new irritating pre-game dance, and annihilate opposing teams. It's all good.

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