The Dallas Cowboys released linebacker Rolando McClain on Monday, days after the NFL conditionally reinstated him from suspension, according to multiple reports.
His release was set to become official later in the day, and his reinstatement finalized on Tuesday. He will be an unrestricted free agent.
Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2010, McClain was suspended indefinitely in 2016 after he repeatedly failed drug tests. He last played in 2015 with the Cowboys, who maintained his rights.
McClain, now 30, spent three seasons with the Raiders. The Raiders released him because he didn’t perform on the field as expected and because he found himself in legal trouble.
The Baltimore Ravens signed McClain in 2013 but he decided to retire. He returned to the sport with Dallas in 2014.
In five NFL seasons, McClain has played in 65 games (61 starts). He recorded 412 tackles, 9.5 sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles