5 years ago

Raiders waived ILB Rolando McClain.

McClain is owed base salaries of $4.005 million (2013) and $5.805 million (2014), so it's a safe bet that he'll clear waivers. He will generate some interest once he hits the open market. McClain is a two-down inside linebacker with next to no coverage ability and has off-field issues, but he's a serviceable run defender and is only 23 years old. It's perhaps worth noting that new Browns GM Mike Lombardi -- an NFL Network analyst at the time -- compared McClain to former Giants great Pepper Johnson coming out of Alabama in 2010. Cleveland could use competition at the inside linebacker position next to D'Qwell Jackson.