Ravens Taking A Chance On Former Raider McClain

OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — Linebacker Rolando McClain – cut recently by the Oakland Raiders – has agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a league source, as expected.

McClain, who had played for the Raiders since he was drafted in 2010, will travel to Baltimore on Friday to take a physical and meet with coach John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome before finalizing a contract. The Ravens are taking a chance on the troubled former eighth overall pick but believe they have the structure in place to handle him.

McClain will discuss the goals and expectations for him with team officials as well before formally signing.

McClain was a bust in Oakland, but has great athletic talent. His troubles with the law, coupled with an incident where he had a heated exchange with Raiders coach Dennis Allen before a practice led to him being banished from the team last season and his eventual release.

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