One of the key bright spots that helped turn around the Dallas Cowboys defense last season was linebacker Rolando McClain.
McClain, 25, will spend the 2015 season again with the Cowboys after reaching a one-year deal worth $3 million. He can earn another $1 million though incentives. The former No. 8 overall pick of the Oakland Raiders had retired twice from the NFL before joining the Cowboys and grading out as Pro Football Focus’ No. 8 inside linebacker.
His presence on the Cowboys roster for the upcoming season will allow Sean Lee to move away from the inside linebacker spot.
McClain will be fined his first four paychecks to open the 2015 season for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.