McClain announced his retirement Monday. It's the second time in the past year that McClain has retired and that the Ravens have designated him on the reserve-retired list.
That means the Ravens retain his rights should he change his mind.
"I gotta follow my heart. It ain't football," McClain wrote. "If football made me complete I would play. But whenever I think of it my heart pulls me away from whatever reason. ... This means I'm done."
McClain reportedly failed a conditioning test in Baltimore when he considered making a comeback. He was reinstated last week but it might have been so he could retire. He never played for the
McClain finishes his three-year NFL career with 246 total tackles over 41 games with 6.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble. McClain was originally an eighth-overall selection by the
Despite a poor workout earlier this month the
The Ravens retain McClain's rights after he retired following a string of incidents with the law. He plans to be with the team when offseason workouts begin April 21, if Newsome gives him approval.
A source close to McClain told the paper he's in a better place mentally and has been working out regularly. The
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