Ravens place McClain back on retired list

Just when you thought the Baltimore Ravens were done with Rolando McClain, the team placed the inside linebacker back on the reserve-retired list Tuesday.

This comes one day after McClain told ESPN that he is walking away from the game for good. If you're counting at home, McClain spent four days off the retired list before going back on it.

By using this designation, the Ravens still hold McClain's rights if he wants to return. Why would the Ravens do this? That is one of the greatest mysteries in my 14 years of covering this team.

At this point, no one can believe McClain will follow through on any comeback attempt after retiring twice in an 11-month span. You have to wonder whether he's just trying to break Brett Favre's streak of going on/off the retired list.