McClain has been involved in several off-the-field issues since the Oakland Raiders drafted him in the first round with the eighth overall pick three years ago. Since entering the NFL, McClain hasn't reprised the All-American and Butkus Award winner form he displayed at Alabama.
"I think this about McClain, he deserves a second chance," Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said during The Baltimore Sun Sports Forum when asked a general question about how McClain will fit into the locker room chemistry. "If you asked him, he would probably admit to making some mistakes. We think he warrants a second chance. Obviously, he's an Alabama guy.