As an unrestricted free agent, fullback Le’Ron McClain will have the opportunity to test the market and sign with another team.
And that seems like what he’s interested in doing.
The two-time Pro Bowler said today that he doesn’t expect to return to the Ravens next season.
“From the looks of it, I really don’t know,” McClain said today as he cleaned out his locker at the team’s headquarters. “It’s up to the Ravens organization, whatever they decide. But I doubt it, though. I doubt it.”
McClain was asked why he feels like he won’t be back.
“I mean, I feel like if I was, I feel like I probably would’ve been used a little bit more than what I was this season, these past two years,” McClain said. “But it is what it is. I’m over that now. Four great years in Baltimore and now I’m just looking forward to the future, whatever the future holds. That’s all I can control.”
McClain was the Ravens’ leading rusher in 2008, getting 232 carries for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Last year, he got 46 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns, and this season, his numbers dropped again. McClain received 28 carries for 85 yards and no touchdowns in 2010.
“I just want to be part of it,” McClain said. “Real talk. It’s just been frustrating for me. I haven’t showed it in my play these past few years, but it’s been frustrating. For me, I just want to be part of it. I just wish I could’ve did more. I never let it get to my game, I still went out there and played 100 percent every play, play in and play out for my teammates, because that’s who I’m out there for. Hopefully, that can change.
“They put me back in a box the last few years that I thought I was out of my second year. It is what it is. I don’t regret none of it because I still came out here and played my rump off every play, every Sunday. Whatever the future holds for me, I hope it’s back here, but if it’s not, let the games begin.”