Ravens GM: Former Alabama LB Rolando McClain retiring from NFL

According to report from, inside linebacker and former first-round pick Rolando McClain was placed on the reserve/retired list Wednesday afternoon.

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

McClain, the eighth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, signed a one-year contract with the Ravens on April 12, but was arrested just 10 days later in his hometown of Decatur, Ala.

The former Butkus Award winner at Alabama still has other cases pending in his hometown.

McClain, 23, is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court June 20 on reckless driving and no proof of insurance citations from May 2011.

He also has a July 9 municipal court date on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

McClain finishes his three-year NFL career with 274 tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed in 41 career games with Oakland.