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Friday, April 4, 2014
Wake-up caw: McClain meeting with Ravens

By Jamison Hensley

Retired linebacker Rolando McClain told the Carroll County Times that he is expected to meet with Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome in Alabama on Friday to discuss a potential return.

If Newsome signs off on his comeback, McClain thinks he will report to the Ravens offseason program, which begins April 21.

"I'm excited about the game again," McClain told the paper. "I'm excited to play."

At the NFL owners meetings, coach John Harbaugh said he hasn't talked to McClain about playing for the Ravens. The Ravens hold the rights on McClain, who abruptly retired last offseason.

"To me, it all depends on a couple things. Who [is he] as a person right now? Has he grown up?" Harbaugh said last week. "He had a lot of growing up to do obviously. And how hard he's working, how hard he's working at Alabama right now. If he's working his rear end off, then I'm kind of excited about him. If he's not, then I've got no interest in him being on our team."

The Ravens are expected to start Daryl Smith and Arthur Brown at inside linebacker, but Harbaugh said he wants to add depth at that position.

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