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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Linebacker Rolando McClain: A physical force and a natural leader on a defense that has ranked 29th, 31st and 31st over the past three years. A common sense pick at No. 8 overall to address a major weakness.
A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 1/8 -- Rolando McClain, LB, 6-3, 254, Alabama, With tackles Trent Williams and Russell Okung off the board, the Raiders made McClain the highest selected linebacker in franchise history. - by The Sports Xchange
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08/03/16 - LB Rolando McClain remains away from training camp. He is out the first 10 games of the season under NFL suspension, and sources confirm the latest suspension was triggered from his use of "the purple drank," rather than marijuana as he told the team, per a source.
McClain is subjected to be fined $40,000 per day for missing training camp, per the NFL collective bargaining agreement. The Cowboys have not decided whether to levy the fine. The Cowboys could release McClain, costing them $750,000 against the cap.
06/08/16 - LB Rolando McClain has missed all the OTAs because he is back in Alabama spending time with his boys. Coach Jason Garrett doesn't know if he will be at the mandatory minicamp next week. However, McClain has been excused from the voluntary work by owner Jerry Jones, who said the team is cutting him some slack and they understood that he wouldn't be at the offseason work when they signed him two year ago.
06/02/16 - LB Rolando McClain remains absent from OTAs tending to a family matter in Alabama. There is no timetable for his return which is not sitting right with the Cowboys.
05/25/16 - LB Rolando McClain is absent from OTAs this week dealing with a personal family matter. He has been a part of the offseason program for the first time in three years even though he is recovering from offseason knee surgery.
03/09/16 - LB Rolando McClain agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Cowboys.