It looked as though the end of Rolando McClain's NFL career came this offseason when the former 8th-overall pick of the 210 NFL Draft announced his retirement. He never lived up to his draft status, and was eventually cut by the Oakland Raiders before trying to revive his career with the Ravens.
As it turns out, McClain might be willing to give it one more shot, this time with the Dallas Cowboys:
Baltimore traded LB Rolando McClain to the Dallas Cowboys, per source. So McClain's retirement might be over.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 1, 2014
Pat Dye, Rolando McClain's agent, told me that the former Butkus Award winner and Raiders first-rounder fully intends to play this season— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 1, 2014
Good deal for Ravens to get sixth-rounder for Rolando McClain after he retired twice since joining them. Cowboys have glaring need at ILB— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 1, 2014
In addition to retiring multiple time, McCalin has been arrested four times since coming to the NFL in 2011. His most recent came on April 21, 2013, when McClain was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
McClain signed with the Ravens on April 10, 2013. On May 15, 2013 McClain announced his retirement. On March 10, 2014 he announced that he would return to the NFL after 1 year retired, the Ravens own his contract rights. On April 18, 2014 the Ravens reinstated McClain from the Retired/Reserve list, but on April 21, he retired from football again.
In other words, don't get your hopes up on seeing him revive his career, though it would be nice to see him do do while getting his life together. After his most recent retirement, McClain reportedly moved to Tuscaloosa, where he re-enrolled at the Alabama in order to finish his bachelor's degree in family financial planning.