The Oakland Raiders waived linebacker Rolando McClain, who was the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
He started nine games in 2012, recording just one sack, and never lived up to expectations.
Last month, the team reportedly gave McClain permission to seek a trade but no teams seemed interested,
McClain was arrested in January forr a window tint violation. Previously, he had been charged with allegedly pointing a gun at a man and firing a shot next to the man's head. Those charges were dropped.
McClain was suspended two games for conduct detrimental to the team.
McClain, 23, was scheduled to earn $4 million in 2013 and $5.8 million in 2014.