Rolando McClain’s exit from Oakland appears to be underway.
NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted Tuesday that the Raiders have given McClain’s agent, Pat Dye, permission to seek a trade.
Sources: #Raiders have given permission for LB Rolando McClain's agent to facilitate a trade out of Oakland. If no trade, he'll be released— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2013
Few weeks ago, agent Pat Dye Jr approached #Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie asking to help get McClain traded. McKenzie basically said fine by me— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2013
McClain has spent three underachieving seasons in Oakland. He’s also been in the news due to several run-ins with the law.
In January of 2011, the car he was driving in his hometown of Decatur, Alabama was shot at, but he wasn’t injured.
In November of 2012, he was found guilty third-degree assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm inside the city limits, all misdemeanors, stemming from an incident in Decatur in December of 2011. The charges were eventually dropped after the victim decided not to press charges.
McClain was arrested again early this year in Decatur when he provided police a false name after he was pulled over for a window tint violation.
The 23-year-old was kicked out of a team practice last November following an incident with head coach Dennis Allen.
In 41 games with the Raiders, McClain has amassed 173 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one interception, 20 passes defensed and one forced fumble.