Rolando McClain retires from NFL at age 23

Rolando McClain retires from NFL at age 23
May 15, 2013, 10:15 am
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The Raiders made Rolando McClain the eighth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Linebacker Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL, Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday.

“Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Newsome stated. “We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list.”

McClain, 23, signed a one-year contract with the Ravens as a free agent on April 12. Prior to joining Baltimore, he spent his first three NFL seasons (2010-12) with the Oakland Raiders after becoming the eighth-overall selection in the 2010 Draft.

McClain posted 274 tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks (-42.5 yards), one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed in 41 career games with Oakland.

Courtesy Baltimore Ravens media services