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Rolando McClain

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys

2015 Defensive Stats

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80

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2

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

On a per-play basis, McClain's 2015 season was even more productive than his first campaign with the Cowboys as he racked up 80 tackles, two sacks and his first career interception return for a TD in ...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 259   DOB: 7/14/1988
College: Alabama  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rolando McClain Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2016.

July 29, 2016  –  Rolando McClain News

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McClain (suspended) will be placed on the Cowboys' reserve/did not report list, ESPN.com reports.

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Rolando McClain NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 21 Oak 15 85 59 26 0.5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 Oak 15 99 77 22 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 Oak 11 60 37 23 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Dal 13 81 65 16 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 Dal 11 80 50 30 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Rolando McClain – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

638

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Rolando McClain was on the field for 638 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Rolando McClain was on the field for 15 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2014 590 9
2015 638 15
Rolando McClain 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NYG
2 @Phi
3 Atl
4 @NO
5 NE 52 2 8 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @NYG 43 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 54 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Phi 57 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @TB 59 2 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Mia 46 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Car 63 1 12 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Was 65 0 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @GB 72 0 11 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NYJ
15 @Buf 62 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Was 65 0 12 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Rolando McClain
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   259 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.38 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.16 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   33.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   109 in
POOR
Bench Press:   24 reps
GOOD

Rolando McClain: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Cowboys have yet to decide whether or not to release McClain (suspension), The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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McClain was suspended for the first 10 games of 2016 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

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As expected, McClain is in attendance for this week's mandatory minicamp, Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas reports.

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McClain re-signed with Dallas on a one-year, $5 million contract Wednesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

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McClain (concussion) is active Sunday against the Bills.

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McClain (concussion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Jets, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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McClain (concussion) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.

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McClain is undergoing the concussion protocol, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports.

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2015

After a turbulent 2012-13 that saw him exit Oakland and briefly hover in Baltimore, followed by off-the-field issues all the while, it looked like McClain's career was spiraling to an early end. But Dallas took a chance on him before last season, and McClain finished with more than 80 tackles despite playing just 633 snaps. He was re-signed by Dallas this offseason and is expected to be the lead linebacker again in 2015. Check his status as the season nears, though, as he is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, though no decision had been reported as of press time.

2014

Legal troubles have derailed the career of the eighth overall pick in 2010, but the Cowboys may be willing to give him another chance. McClain didn't play at all in 2013 though, and despite Dallas' need at linebacker following Sean Lee's latest injury he's a long shot to crack the roster or have a meaningful role.

2012

McClain has been a disappointment since the Raiders drafted him eighth overall in 2010, but at least he showed some signs of breaking out last season. His 99 tackles aren't impressive at a glance, but he was active in coverage (14 passes defended) and totaled 48 tackles (42 solo) and four sacks in the final six weeks of the season. McClain is on the hot seat entering his third year and has a promising defensive mind (new head coach Dennis Allen) calling the shots in Oakland, so 2012 might finally be the year McClain lives up to his talent – assuming he’s a free man. Shortly before press time, McClain was convicted of assault and battery and faces a 180-day prison sentence. He’s practicing with the team, pending appeal, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be available for the 2012 season and/or whether he’ll be suspended. As productive replacement linebackers are easy to find off the waiver wire, McClain is worth a late gamble so long as his case is unresolved.

2011

After being selected eighth overall by the Raiders in last year’s draft, McClain was generally a disappointment, as he totaled just 85 tackles (59 solo) in 15 games. As weak as those numbers are, McClain pretty much has nowhere to go but up, and it’d be a huge disappointment if the former Alabama star failed to hit triple-digit tackles in each of his first two years in the league. Expect the Raiders to make a special effort to get more out of McClain in 2011.

2010

Rookies tend not to be great IDP options, but in the average year there are typically one or two players — usually linebackers — who step right in and produce. McClain could be this year’s version of Brian Cushing or James Laurinaitis; a first-year player who starts from Week 1 and racks up 100-plus tackles. The Raiders had enough faith in McClain’s potential that they dealt incumbent starter Kirk Morrison to Jacksonville during the draft. McClain has good size at 6-4, 258, and should be able to consistently fight off blockers and get to ball carriers.