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55 Rolando McClain MLB
Height/Weight: 6-4/255 | Birthdate: 7/14/1989 | Birthplace: Athens, AL, USA | Team: Dallas | College: Alabama | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 11/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Darren McFadden, Rolando McClain open Cowboys' camp on PUP


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) The Cowboys opened training camp with two contributors on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. 

Running back Darren McFadden is still returning from a hamstring injury and will open camp on PUP. McFadden signed with the Cowboys in the offseason after spending the first seven years of his career with Oakland. 

In addition, linebacker Rolando McClain was also placed on PUP, as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery. 

Both players can be taken off PUP at any time during camp, after they're medically cleared. McClain will have to serve a four-game suspension for substance abuse policy violation, however. 


Cowboys LB Rolando McClain suspended four games for 2015


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Cowboys announced that linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season due to violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. 

McClain hasn't been able to participate much in offseason workouts due to going under offseason knee surgery. McClain will be eligible to practice in training camp and is expected to be healthy by then. 

"I apologize to my family, the Cowboys organization, my teammates and Cowboys fans for my mistake. I will not break the rules of my profession in the future, and I regret my error," McClain said in a statement, via CSN Bay Area. "I look forward to returning to the field on week 5, when I hope to help my team beat the Patriots.

In 2014, McClain, who had previously retired twice before being traded from the Ravens to the Cowboys, totaled 81 tackles and a sack in 13 games played.


Cowboys expect Free, McClain, Claiborne healthy for training camp


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) When the Cowboys kick off training camp next month, the team is expecting veterans Doug Free, Rolando McClain and Morris Claiborne to be healthy enough to participate, reports The Dallas Morning News.

All three have been limited during the offseason because of various aliments. Free dealt with a foot injury last season and Claiborne was bothered by a torn patellar tendon. Meanwhile, McClain is recovering from knee surgery in the offseason.


Cowboys LB Rolando McClain recovering from knee surgery


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is not at OTAs as he remains at home in Alabama recovering from knee surgery, coach Jason Garrett told reporters Wednesday. 

McClain experienced a rebirth with the Cowboys after twice previously retiring from football. He registered 81 tackles (65 solo), one sack and two interceptions in 13 games, although he did battle knee issues during the season. 

The Cowboys are unsure of McClain's status going forward. 


Cowboys' Rolando McClain has 2013 charges dismissed


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Prosecutors dismissed the 2013 charges against Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain, reports the Associated Press.

Court records obtained by the Associated Press indicated charges from an April 2013 incident were dismissed. During the incident, McClain was arrested after he allegedly cursed at officers. He was convicted of misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, but appealed for another trial.


Report: Rolando McClain agrees to one-year, $3M deal with Cowboys


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Cowboys have reached an agreement with linebacker Rolando McClain on a one-year deal, a source told The Dallas Morning News. McClain's deal will pay him $3 million in base salary and potentially another $1 million in incentives.

McClain made his return to the NFL in 2014 after twice retiring. The former first-round pick thrived in his first season with Dallas, totaling 81 tackles (65 solo), one sack and two interceptions in 13 games. 

Although, he did have some injury issues last season. Knee and groin injuries, as well as an illness forced McClain to miss three regular season games. He was then limited in the playoffs due to a concussion.

McClain remained a sought-after free agent this offseason despite reports he is facing a four-game fine for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Also, an arson investigation into a fire that destroyed his Alabama home in December remains open but inactive.


Report: LB Rolando McClain ends Patriots' visit without contract


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) After visiting the Patriots on Monday, linebacker Rolando McClain and the team did not agree to terms on a contract, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The same report states that the visit was a positive one.

McClain played in 13 games last season for the Cowboys, collecting 81 total tackles and one sack. Over his four-year career, the 25-year-old has accumulated 327 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, 23 passes defensed, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.


Report: LB Rolando McClain to visit Patriots Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Free-agent linebacker Rolando McClain will visit the Patriots Monday, ESPN reports. McClain racked up 81 tackles and one sack while playing 13 games with the Cowboys last season.

Report: Cowboys still interested in LB Rolando McClain


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and executive vice president Stephen Jones said that the team is still interested in bringing back linebacker Rolando McClain, per the Star-Telegram. Although there is no progress at this time, they still want to re-sign him.

McClain started 12 games for the Cowboys last year, registering 81 total tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.


Report: Cowboys' Rolando McClain violates substance abuse policy


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) According to reports by ESPN's Todd Archer and Adam Schefter, Cowboys LB Rolando McClain has violated the NFL substance abuse policy. 

McClain is about to become a free agent, and he reportedly faces a four-game fine for his third failed test.

The next violation of the policy will result in a four-game suspension. 


Cowboys highly unsettled at linebacker entering next season


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/22/2015) Three of the Cowboys' top four linebackers -- Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter and Justin Durant -- are headed for unrestricted free agency, notes the Dallas Morning News. The paper says Cowboys brass is at the Senior Bowl looking for depth at linebacker.

“We have some contract work to do, but we had players really throughout that linebacker core show up positive last year,” owner Jerry Jones told the paper. “I would say that most of our linebackers’ arrows are up as far as they played and we have to sit down and work that through as far as what we’ll do contractually there.

“We’re fortunate to have some of the options that we have, Sean Lee leading the pack, coming back.”

Lee missed the 2014 season while recovering from a torn ACL.


Report: Cowboys LB Rolando McClain won't need knee surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain recently met with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Alabama to have his right knee examined, a source told The Dallas Morning News. The exam went well, as Andrews told McClain he will not need surgery.

McClain has had issues with his right knee dating back to his playing days with the Raiders. He was bothered by his right knee at times in 2014. He totaled 81 tackles (65 solo), one sack and two interceptions in 13 games this season.


Cowboys LB McClain ruled out with concussion-like symptoms


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay after halftime due to concussion-like symptoms. He left the game in the first half due to a head injury.

McClain was forced to leave Dallas' wild-card game last week against the Lions because of a concussion. He came into Sunday's game against the Packers as questionable due to a concussion and knee injury.


Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain leaves with head injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain left Sunday's divisional round playoff game against the Packers with a head injury. McClain, who suffered a concussion in last week's game against the Lions, was unable to practice until Friday this week because of the previous head injury. 

McClain had two interceptions and one sack in 13 games for Dallas this season.


Cowboys' Romo, Murray, Hitchens, McClain all cleared to play Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle), linebacker Rolando McClain (knee, concussion), defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion), linebacker Bruce Carter (knee), tight James Hanna (knee), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder), safety Jeff Heath (thumb), guard Zack Martin (ankle), running back DeMarco Murray (hand) and quarterback Tony Romo (back) were cleared to play for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay.

Hitchens, McClain and Mincey were listed as questionable, while the remaining players were all considered probable.


Report: LBs McClain, Hitchens will be active for Cowboys


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2015) Injured Cowboys linebackers Rolando McClain (knee, concussion) and Anthony Hitchens (ankle) will play during Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Packers, according to ESPN reporter Ed Werder. Both players are listed as questionable.

The Packers are considered 5 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's playoff game.


Cowboys list four defensive players questionable for Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) The Cowboys listed a lengthy injury report that included four defenders listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers. Those included outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle), middle linebacker Rolando McClain (knee, concussion), defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle) and defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion). Tackle Doug Free (ankle) was the only player deemed doubtful for the game.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled probable: Outside linebacker Bruce Carter (knee), tight end James Hanna (knee), guard Zack Martin (ankle), running back DeMarco Murray (hand), quarterback Tony Romo (back), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder) and safety Jeff Heath (thumb).


Cowboys LB McClain, DE Mincey cleared to practice Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) The Cowboys have cleared two key defensive starters to return to practice on Friday. Middle linebacker Rolando McClain (concussion), defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion) have both passed all five steps from the league-mandated concussion protocol, reports the Dallas Morning News. Barring any setbacks, both players should be on the field for Sunday's playoff game against Green Bay.

Dallas is a 5 1/2-point underdog at Lambeau Field.


Four Cowboys defenders miss practice Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/8/2015) The Cowboys practiced Thursday without four defenders, three of them starters, reports Pro Football Talk. Sitting out were middle linebacker Rolando McClain (concussion), defensive Jeremy Mincey (concussion), outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle) and rotational defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle).

McClain and Mincey did rehab work on the side while they await medical clearance, which may or may not come in time for Sunday's playoff game at Green Bay. Hitchens is expected to play through his injury, according to PFT. McClain's status is up in the air.

Dallas is a 6-point underdog in the divisional playoff game.


Cowboys coach: LB McClain, DE Mincey are improving


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday linebacker Rolando McClain (concussion) and defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion) are doing much better. However, he did not say if they were cleared yet.

The Cowboys are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay.


Top Dallas defenders in race to get cleared from concussions


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/7/2015) Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey and middle linebacker Rolando McClain did not practice Wednesday as they continue to recover from concussions, reports the Dallas Morning News. They must get cleared by an independent neurologist to play in Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay.

Mincey leads the team with seven sacks, including one in the playoff win over Detroit. McClain, who also has neck soreness, ranked second on the team with 81 regular-season tackles and forced three turnovers (two INTs) despite missing three games. He made five stops against the Lions.

Dallas cannot afford to be without Mincey and McClain against the Packers' top-ranked offense (30.4 points per game). The Cowboys are currently 6-point underdogs.


Cowboys LB Rolando McClain still dealing with pain in neck


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain still has some pain in his neck and may be dealing with concussion-like symptoms, coach Jason Garrett said Monday.

McClain sustained a major blow when attempting to make a tackle early in the second quarter and did not return. It is unclear whether McClain will be able to play Sunday against the Packers, but the team is hopeful he will.

"He's a really physically tough individual," Garrett said, "so we’re certainly hopeful. It sounds like he’s feeling better."


Cowboys' Rolando McClain suffering from concussion


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Lions with concussion symptoms and his status for Sunday’s game against the Packers has yet to be determined, reports The Dallas Morning News.

It was initially reported McClain was suffering from an illness and dehydration, but Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed McClain sustained a concussion.

"He had concussion-like symptoms and that's why he had to come out of the game," Garrett said. "So we'll continue to monitor him."

McClain will have to pass concussion protocol tests before he can be cleared to play Sunday.


Cowboys LB Rolando McClain won't return vs. Lions


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain won't play in the second half of Sunday's Wild Card game against the Lions due to illness, the team announced.

McClain left the game in the second quarter and went to the locker room to be evaluated for illness and dehydration. He had to miss the team's regular-season finale because of an illness as well.


Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (illness) questionable to return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2015) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is questionable to return to Sunday's Wild Card game against the Lions due to illness, the team announced.

McClain was reported to be going through concussion testing by the team's training staff, and the testing likely revealed the linebacker is dealing with illness. He's been sent to the locker room for an IV to battle dehydration. McClain has also been fighting the flu.