As much satisfaction as Le'Ron McClain got out of blocking for Ray Rice for the past few seasons, the two-time Pro Bowl fullback wanted to be a lot more involved in the Baltimore Ravens' offense.
And not touching the football nearly as much as he wanted could complicate McClain's decision on whether he'll return.
"It's a great fit blocking in this offense, if that's all you want to do every week," McClain told the National Football Post in a telephone interview. "When you feel like you can give a lot more and have proven you can do a lot more and all you're doing is blocking, it's a little frustrating at times when they're telling you, 'All you got to do is go block this guy.' But I never let it get to me. I take pride in my game.
"I gave it my all. With all my heart and might and will, I blocked for Ray Rice. My frustration comes from wanting to do more. When we lost that game against Pittsburgh in the playoffs to not even get one attempt, it was pretty frustrating."
McClain rushed for a career-high 902 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2008 season.
McClain could be a viable fantasy option if he lands in the right situation, or plays a bigger role in Baltimore with Willis McGahee likely released.