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Retired ILB Rolando McClain worked out for the Ravens on Tuesday.

That's the good news. The bad news, according to NFL Network and the Baltimore Sun, is that McClain not only appeared out of shape, but showed up late. McClain just doesn't get it. Although he's still only 24, the odds are against him cracking someone's 53-man roster this season.

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Retired ILB Rolando McClain will meet with Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome on Friday.

McClain is meeting with Newsome to "discuss a possible future" in Baltimore, but it's possible he'll be granted his release. The Ravens still own McClain's rights following his abrupt 2013 "retirement." "I'm excited about the game again," McClain said. "I'm excited to play. I'm excited to be around some damn teammates." McClain was a major bust before hanging up his cleats, but is still only 24 years old. He should at least be able to crack someone's offseason roster, perhaps even Baltimore's.

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The Carroll County Times reports free agent ILB Rolando McClain has begun informing "people" that he's planning a comeback.

McClain turns 25 in July. The former top-eight overall draft pick spent 2013 out of football to finish his degree at Alabama and get his life back together. McClain could draw some interest as a camp tryout on a one-year, minimum-salary deal. In all likelihood, McClain's money ran out during his year "off."

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"Retired" LB Rolando McClain's agent believes he "ultimately" wants to play again.

"He's only 24 years old," McClain's rep said. "He's talented. It's just a shame. It was such a great situation there in Baltimore." The Ravens retain McClain's rights, but would likely release them if he gets serious about returning. It's a long-shot that McClain ever appears in another NFL game.

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Retired Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges on Tuesday.

The chargers date back an arrest made back on April 21, in McClain's hometown of Decatur, Alabama. By all accounts, McClain is making a serious effort to get his life back on track since retiring from the NFL, and re-enrolling in school at Alabama. These charges aren't overly serious, and we still anticipate McClain trying to re-enter the league at some point in the future.

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Recently retired linebacker Rolando McClain has re-enrolled at the University of Alabama.

While answering questions during a press conference, former coach Nick Saban informed the media that Rolando McClain was back in school. When he retired last month, McClain said he was focused on getting his "personal life together." It appears McClain is doing just that by attempting to earn his degree before potentially returning to the NFL.

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ILB Rolando McClain says he retired in order to focus on "getting my personal life together."

"Clearly, my decision to retire has raised some questions," McClain said. "Quite simply, I love football, but I have decided at this time it is in my best interest to focus on getting my personal life together. Beyond that, I'm not sure what the future holds for me, including football. This was entirely my decision and the Ravens have been very supportive during this process. I am very grateful for the opportunity they gave me and wish them the best of luck in the future. God willing, maybe I'll play for them one day." Good for McClain. If he is truthfully trying to right his wrongs, we may not have seen the last of the 23-year-old.

Rolando McClain LB BAL 11 Months

A source tells Profootballtalk that retired ILB Rolando McClain "wants to focus solely on getting himself together before continuing his football career."

In other words, McClain will be back in the NFL -- perhaps next season -- if he can keep himself out of trouble and take care of all of his legal issues. The Ravens have offered to be a resource for McClain, and they'll stash him on the reserve/retired list in order to have him under contract once/if he returns. The tough part for McClain is going to be the whole staying out of trouble thing.

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A source close to Rolando McClain insisted to Yahoo Sports that McClain is serious about retirement at age 23.

"He has no desire to play, none whatsoever," said the source. "When he told me, I was sort of caught off guard and sort of not. You stop for a second and say, 'Wait, how could you quit?' But then you think again and say, 'He didn't like doing it.'" We don't doubt McClain is serious about retirement at this moment, but he could easily rediscover the "itch" when he runs out of money.

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Ravens placed ILB Rolando McClain on the reserve/retired list.