Rolando McClain targets comeback

Updated: March 11, 2014, 9:05 AM ET
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Retired linebacker Rolando McClain is reportedly targeting a return to the NFL.

McClain, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Oakland Raiders, has been working out and spreading the word that he plans to play in the NFL next season, according to a report by the Carroll County Times.

The Raiders released McClain on April 5, 2013, after a series of off-field issues, including a shooting incident in December, 2011 that led to four misdemeanor charges. The charges were later dropped after McClain and the victim reached a financial settlement.

McClain signed with the Baltimore Ravens five days after being released by Oakland, but retired nearly a month later, stating he wanted "to focus on getting my personal life together."

The Ravens still retain the rights for the 24-year-old former Alabama standout. In 41 games over three seasons with Oakland, McClain tallied 246 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

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