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Chris McAlister says he's getting a new gig today

Sometimes NFL news comes from the unlikeliest of places.

On Monday, an update regarding the stagnant career of cornerback Chris McAlister, a top-ten pick in the 1999 draft, appeared via a Los Angeles Times blog dedicated to real estate listings.

McAlister owns a Beverly Hills mansion, which he has listed for merely $7.9 million.

I will be back in full force on Sept. 15,” he said.  “I can’t say what team yet, but I will be playing again.”

McAlister spent his entire career with the Ravens, who released him in February.

The fact that McAlister specifically said September 15 could mean that he’s signing with one of the four teams that played Monday night, since a team must finish its Week One game before being able to sign a vested veteran without potentially owing the player his full salary for the season if he’s later released.  If McAlister were signing with any of the teams that played on Sunday or Thursday, he could have signed earlier than the 15th.

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27 Responses to “Chris McAlister says he's getting a new gig today”
  1. DildoBaggins says: Sep 15, 2009 1:10 AM

    $10,000 says its the Bears

  2. DildoBaggins says: Sep 15, 2009 1:15 AM

    Or Patriots

  3. ninjaneer says: Sep 15, 2009 1:27 AM

    my money says its the pats

  4. aj_beerzynski says: Sep 15, 2009 1:33 AM

    If he wants to take over for Nathan Vasher Im all for it.

  5. RhodyDerek says: Sep 15, 2009 1:37 AM

    Welcome to the Patriots, Chris!

  6. DanSnyder says: Sep 15, 2009 1:43 AM

    Patriots IMO

  7. TheFoo says: Sep 15, 2009 1:49 AM

    Seems like a Patriots guy to me!

  8. netdawg says: Sep 15, 2009 2:11 AM

    Or it means he’s hitting a practice field…maybe one of the teams that played on Sunday or Thursday…

  9. PARavensJeff says: Sep 15, 2009 3:21 AM

    He’s done!!! Chris, if you could have stayed away from the booze you would still be in Baltimore & still be an elite corner. Is he going to Oakland?

  10. dave says: Sep 15, 2009 3:34 AM

    maybe sd can sign him to play safety and fire hart lol

  11. mnmaverick says: Sep 15, 2009 4:08 AM

    Everyone wants to play for them.

  12. mnmaverick says: Sep 15, 2009 5:13 AM

    The Vikings lost Benny Sapp to injury, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they expressed some interest as well. They have always liked McAllister.

  13. FavreDollarFootlong says: Sep 15, 2009 5:38 AM

    They can use the depth, and the veteran leadership. I don’t think C-Mac is a starter in this league anymore, but he’d be a better nickel back than anyone on New England’s depth chart.
    Not to mention, Belichick loves signing guys that he can pump information from. And the Ravens are going to Foxborough in Week 4 – that’s no coincidence.

  14. Ravenmaniac says: Sep 15, 2009 6:34 AM


  15. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 15, 2009 6:53 AM

    I’d have to guess the Bucs could be a destination. They need secondary help. Bad.
    Although they don’t like old players so…..

  16. Rex Grossman says: Sep 15, 2009 7:31 AM

    pleasepleasepleaseplease be the Bears. Nathan Vasher needs to be on the bench.

  17. formula42 says: Sep 15, 2009 7:47 AM

    Hopefully he goes to the Bucs

  18. killachap says: Sep 15, 2009 8:10 AM

    He is by far the best Madden free agent lol

  19. Atlanta Love says: Sep 15, 2009 8:14 AM

    The Falcons need a veteran DB. But of course he’s not coming to Atlanta.

  20. ppdoc13 says: Sep 15, 2009 8:55 AM

    just so long as its not the Ravens. Chris has always marched to the tune of his own drummer and always will. Problem is when he isn’t marching the same way as the team and that is all too frequent.

  21. Tennessee_Tyrant says: Sep 15, 2009 9:16 AM


  22. cj658777 says: Sep 15, 2009 10:08 AM

    I have a feeling he’ll be going to the Redskins. They have the cap room. Corners were shaky at best against the Giants mediocre receivers. Rogers looked good, but Smoot and Hall struggled. CMac is a physical veteran. While he may not have the explosive speed as a DHall, he can surly tackle Manningham in the open field.

  23. sharktooth says: Sep 15, 2009 10:12 AM

    Patriots. He ran Rex Ryan’s defense for a number of years in Baltimore. Who do the Pats play this week? The Jets

  24. napgamer says: Sep 15, 2009 10:41 AM

    Everyone wants to play for them
    Yeah even if your over the hill. With all the extra film Bellicheat has you can still look good. It helps alot when you know what play is coming at you 😉

  25. Florio-is-a-tool says: Sep 15, 2009 11:02 AM

    Love how your education shines through there napgamer. How’s things in the trailer park?

  26. mustbechris says: Sep 16, 2009 11:49 AM

    …so has this happened yet?

  27. snnyjcbs says: Sep 17, 2009 12:19 AM

    Oakland was hoping to keep this one under the cuff like the Seymour trade but I guess it is already getting out there.
    Looks like he will play safety in Oakland and add some more thump to the package.

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