McClain was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.
McClain was conditionally reinstated to the league prior to the regular season starting, but was released by the Cowboys a short time later. The 2010 top-10 pick has not played in an NFL game since 2015.
McClain was released by the Cowboys on Monday, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
McClain was conditionally reinstated to the league over the weekend after not having played since 2015. Now 30, the former eighth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft has been suspended since December 2016 for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
McClain (suspension) has been granted conditional reinstatement to the NFL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Now 30 years old, the eighth overall pick from the 2010 draft hasn't played football since 2015, but his pedigree should be enough to earn him a tryout. McClain had his best pro season in 2011 when he piled up 100 tackles (79 solo), five sacks and 14 pass defenses in 15 games for the Raiders.
McClain (suspension) wants to return to the NFL, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports.
The No. 8 overall pick from the 2010 NFL Draft last played football in 2015 and was suspended indefinitely in December 2016 for repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy. McClain will celebrate his 30th birthday this upcoming weekend, so he may have lost a step even if his off-field issues have been sorted out. He's been in contact with the NFL Players Association, starting the process toward reinstatement.
McClain (suspension) was arrested and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, carrying a firearm without a permit and a misdemeanor equipment violation Friday, Anna Beahm of DecaturDaily.com reports.
McClain was reportedly pulled over for an alleged window tint violation when an officer smelled an odor of marijuana and subsequently conducted a search. The 27-year-old was suspended infinitely by the NFL in December after missing the 2016 season due to violating the league's substance abuse policy.
McClain is suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy, NFL.com reports.
McClain satisfied his previous 10-game suspension at the conclusion of Week 11, but is now facing further discipline due to a missed drug test. The Cowboys reportedly don't expect McClain to play another snap in the NFL.
McClain, currently finishing out a 10-game suspension, will be suspended for an additional year after failing another drug test, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones had already said McClain would not be rejoining the team when his current suspension ends Monday, but this may have been the reason why. The linebacker now is not eligible for reinstatement until next November, and it's entirely possible his NFL career is over.
McClain (suspended) will be placed on the Cowboys' reserve/did not report list, ESPN.com reports.
McClain has already been suspended for the first 10 games of the upcoming season, but was still expected to report for training camp Wednesday. Since McClain, who skipped most of Dallas' offseason program, remains away from the team, his status with the Cowboys going forward appears increasingly shaky. By placing McClain on the reserve/did not report list, the Cowboys have opened a roster spot, potentially for another linebacker, which, along with the recent signing of veteran Justin Durant, could make McClain more expendable.
The Cowboys have yet to decide whether or not to release McClain (suspension), The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.
There are some minor financial implications from cutting McClain, namely that the team wouldn't be able to recoup his signing bonus, but the bigger issue seems to be that Dallas isn't comfortable with any of its options to replace him at middle linebacker. If the Cowboys sign a reliable free agent (a reunion with Justin Durant has been rumored) or one of their younger LBs, such as Anthony Hitchens or Mark Nzeocha, takes a big leap forward in their development though, McClain could wash out of the NFL for good.
McClain was suspended for the first 10 games of 2016 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
McClain was suspended to start the 2015 for violating the substance abuse policy, and the repeat offense is the reason for the 10-game suspension. The middle linebacker was a lock to be a starter for the Dallas defense, but it now looks like Sean Lee or Anthony Hitchens will take his place.
As expected, McClain is in attendance for this week's mandatory minicamp, Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas reports.
After skipping voluntary OTAs, McClain took part in some individual drills Tuesday. He's still expected to begin the season as the Cowboys' starting middle linebacker, a role that should give him solid IDP value -- at least on a per-game basis.
McClain re-signed with Dallas on a one-year, $5 million contract Wednesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.
He played just 11 games last year due to suspension and a concussion, but still recorded 80 tackles, two sacks and an INT return for a touchdown. McClain has yet to play a full 16-game schedule in his career, but the Cowboys will still pencil him in as their starting middle linebacker in 2016.
McClain (concussion) is active Sunday against the Bills.
McClain had collected double-digit tackle totals in three straight games prior to missing Week 15's contest due to a concussion. He was a full participant in practice all week, however, so look for the veteran to resume a regular role Sunday, with plenty of opportunities to rack up tackles.
McClain (concussion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Jets, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
McClain did not participate in practice all week so the decision to hold him out on Sunday shouldn't come as a huge surprise. He will leave a sizable hole in the Dallas defense as he has had double-digit tackle performances each of the past three weeks. Look for Anthony Hitchens and Andrew Gachkar to see an increased role with McClain on the sidelines.
McClain (concussion) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.
McClain has been a tackling machine the last three games, notching double-digits on each occasion en route to 33 tackles (17 solo) during that stretch. In the last outing Sunday at Green Bay, he was accidentally kicked in the helmet, forcing his placement in the concussion protocol. It's evident that he remains there with back-to-back no-shows at practice, though he could stem the tide with a showing in some fashion Friday.
McClain is undergoing the concussion protocol, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports.
McClain was accidentally kicked in the head by a teammate during Sunday's loss to the Packers. He still finished with double-digit tackles for a third straight week, taking advantage of his every-down role. If McClain isn't ready for Week 15, Anthony Hitchens and Andrew Gachkar will be the leading candidates to join the starting lineup.
McClain recorded 10 tackles in Monday's win over Washington.
After a disappointing start to his season after serving a four-game suspension, McClain has found his IDP groove, racking up 33 tackles over the last four games along with a pick-six. If the Cowboys are going to make any kind of miraculous push for the NFC east crown, McClain will need to continue that kind of pace over the final four games, starting next week in Green Bay.
McClain (hand) is active Sunday against the Buccaneers, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning news reports.
McClain put in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday's practice. He's averaged 51 snaps over the last three games and will help to slow down Doug Martin and the Buccaneers rushing attack.
McClain (hand is questionable for Sunday's game, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
There's a void in the Cowboys' linebacking core after Sean Lee was ruled out of this weekend's game with a concussion, meaning McClain could be in line for additional tackles if he's able to make it on the field. Anthony Hitchens, Lee's current backup, is also questionable for Sunday's game due to an ankle injury, so IDP owners looking to use either linebacker should check back in closer to kickoff for confirmation regarding both of their statuses.
McClain recorded eight tackles including a sack in his season debut Sunday.
He made a quick impression after serving his four-game suspension, and McClain should be a consistent IDP asset for the remainder of the season coming out of next week's bye.