Report: Cowboys to release LB Rolando McClain

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Former Oakland Raiders first-round pick Rolando McClain has not suited up in an NFL game since the 2015 season.

The all-world linebacker has dealt with multiple off-field and substance abuse issues that led to his departure from the NFL under the league’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies.

Just recently reinstated by the NFL, McClain will now hit the open market. According to multiple reports, the Dallas Cowboys have decided to release the former Alabama standout.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Things have changed big time in Big D since McClain last suited up for the Cowboys back in 2015.

Primarily, they now have one of the most stacked linebacker groups in the NFL with the recently-extend Jaylon Smith and stud second-year player Leighton Vander Esch leading the charge.

McClain, 30, could draw some interest around the league. It just remains to be seen how much.