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Taking stock at Ravens' inside linebacker position minus Rolando McClain
Taking stock at Ravens' inside linebacker position minus Rolando McClain

The abrupt retirement of trouble-prone inside linebacker Rolando McClain shouldn't necessarily have a major impact on the state of the Ravens at the position. Here's the logic: 1. Despite his imposing size and first-round pedigree, McClain was never an impact player with the Oakland Raiders. The 6-foot-4, 258-pounder's best asset was his run-stopping skills, but that didn't translate into many big plays, and he was repeatedly inconsistent. Because McClain didn't join the Ravens' offseason conditioning program and has now declared he doesn't want to play football, the Super Bowl champions won't be able to evaluate how he would have fit in...

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