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Chiefs agree to terms with LeRon McClain

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And yet another veteran free agent who had visions of a multi-year deal and the multiple millions that comes along with it has decided to end his own personal lockout in the hopes of getting paid come 2012.

Per multiple reports, the Chiefs have signed veteran fullback Le’Ron McClain to a one-year deal.

McClain, who played enough tailback to rush for more than 900 yards in 2008 (including a Texas Stadium-imploding 82-yard touchdown run in the last game played there), joins Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones in the Kansas City backfield.

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32 Responses to “Chiefs agree to terms with LeRon McClain”
  1. nfl25 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:05 PM

    Some Cowboy fans are cool but For all the Salad Cowboy fans that hate on the Eagles

    Given the cap situation for the Cowboys, they had to cut $19 million out. They’ve got $20 million in dead money next year

    I repeat

    Given the cap situation for the Cowboys, they had to cut $19 million out. They’ve got $20 million in dead money next year

  2. tdk24 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:06 PM

    Must be something wrong with him for the Ravens to let him go.

  3. ravensfan4life52 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:10 PM

    too bad. it’s sad to see him go. i would’ve loved to have him back in mcgahee’s role.

  4. jo3jo says: Aug 3, 2011 6:10 PM

    Lucky KC. They get a fullback who got replaced on the Ravens because he didn’t want to play fullback.

  5. offsideburns says: Aug 3, 2011 6:10 PM

    two syllables, VUL-TURE

  6. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 3, 2011 6:11 PM

    Nice pick-up for the Chiefs. I think they will have a nice roster but step back in 2011, they ended 2010 slopppy and getting blown out twice in a row at home (raider and ravens).

    Wies did a lot for that offense as well.

  7. kurrmudgeon says: Aug 3, 2011 6:12 PM

    #1 Rushing attack just got a serious upgrade..

  8. kevo126 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:12 PM

    so he wanted more carries than he was getting in baltimore and he chooses to go to a team with Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones???

  9. vbe2 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:13 PM

    Tryin’ to buy Super Bowl!!!

  10. britishraven says: Aug 3, 2011 6:16 PM

    Agree with you ravensfan. I think he could’ve been the backup to Rice with Leach as FB. McClain proved he can run in 08.

    Roster has been blown up this off-season, let’s hope it yields a SB

  11. dbellina says: Aug 3, 2011 6:16 PM

    What about Mike Cox?

  12. chobes68 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:16 PM

    @nfl25

    Really, let it go.

    Where in the story are the Eagles or Cowboys mentioned?

  13. drbengolfing says: Aug 3, 2011 6:24 PM

    It was a multi-year deal according to some sources. A good pickup for the Chiefs. Thomas Jones is a good back, but he is slowing down and KC had difficulties on the goal line and in short yardage last year.

  14. seneca1ss says: Aug 3, 2011 6:26 PM

    The Buccaneers screwed up by not getting that guy. Legarrette Blount cannot BLOCK or CATCH on 3rd down

  15. flavordave says: Aug 3, 2011 6:27 PM

    Im disappointed the eagles didn’t feel they needed him as 3rd string depth. Could of been a dream team.

  16. riverhorsey says: Aug 3, 2011 6:31 PM

    Ka-Boom !! Meet Le’Ron McClain

  17. brubaker15 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:36 PM

    Correction……. That was Willis McGahee that busted that 82 yard run.

  18. bravin4evr says: Aug 3, 2011 6:36 PM

    @kevo126
    My thoughts exactly. If he had stayed put he would have gotten more carries this yr. Charles carries the ball more than Rice. He just went backwards….imo

  19. humbleminded85 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:48 PM

    LeRon I’m so confused right now. You don’t wanna play fb anymore so they get a full time fb in Leach and now you could get the chance you’ve been waiting 3 years for and u go to KC where they clearly are solidified at rb??And you will just block for them??? What am I missing here??? I used to enjoy watching ur 82 td run on youtube from time to time but now I really think that play changed ur whole mindset. P.S. That run was not happening with out that crucial lead block who just happend to be a man named Lorenzo Neal…the fullback.

  20. slickster35 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:50 PM

    Great pickup for the Chiefs!

    With a real fullback, Jamaal is gonna be sick (again).

    LOL @ the notion that losing Charlie Weis is going to hamper the Chiefs offense. He was holding them down, and the pro game has passed him by. Getting rid of Weis is the best thing to happen this offseason for the team. Theres a reason he went back to college.

  21. radrntn says: Aug 3, 2011 6:51 PM

    @tdk24 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 6:06 PM
    Must be something wrong with him for the Ravens to let him go.
    ______________________

    i would have to agree…hue jackson had to know him very well from days of being oc in balt, and raiders never made any attempt.

  22. msadpoet says: Aug 3, 2011 7:00 PM

    RIP Bubba Smith ;(

  23. mrclearview says: Aug 3, 2011 7:06 PM

    Welcome to KC Leron…..thanks for joining the #1 rushing offense in the league.

  24. mbsbjb3 says: Aug 3, 2011 7:07 PM

    Where the eagles socially rank.

    1. Rat
    2. Dog
    3. Homeless man
    4. Eagles

  25. pistol0928 says: Aug 3, 2011 7:13 PM

    KC!!! We rock those K-Swiss Tubes!

  26. bwisnasky says: Aug 3, 2011 7:25 PM

    LOL @ the notion that losing Charlie Weis is going to hamper the Chiefs offense. He was holding them down, and the pro game has passed him by. Getting rid of Weis is the best thing to happen this offseason for the team. Theres a reason he went back to college.

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    Really? Cause that high powered offense sure didn’t look that impressive after Weis left.. especially against the Raiders in Wk 17 and the aforementioned Ravens in their playoff game… Actually, looked to me like they really missed Weis….

  27. jessieboom says: Aug 3, 2011 7:48 PM

    Watch out for flying spit, Cheifs 2011 opponents.

  28. slickster35 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:02 PM

    Really? Cause that high powered offense sure didn’t look that impressive after Weis left.. especially against the Raiders in Wk 17 and the aforementioned Ravens in their playoff game… Actually, looked to me like they really missed Weis

    Weis was there the whole season.

    Facts, they’re not just for courtrooms. Study up on things before commenting, kid.

  29. awestcave says: Aug 3, 2011 8:50 PM

    Really? Cause that high powered offense sure didn’t look that impressive after Weis left..

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    Really? because I don’t think the Chiefs have played another game since Weis left…

  30. chadinkc30 says: Aug 3, 2011 8:53 PM

    The Chiefs got killed in both games at home, thats just a fact! You should probably go back for your GED and check the facts! In fact Oakland was missing Seymour, McFadden, and Asomugha and still beat the Chiefs 31-10 at Arrowhead. Now that they have a 3rd string running back that will follow behind carries to Thomas Jones 1st, because we know Charles lil ass cant carry the load, Jamaal Charles 2nd, and there McClain comes in with 3 carries a game, ooooooouch, thats gonna be dominant!

    While we are at it, can someone tell the planet that before we crown Jamaal Charles a top 3 runningback, please make sure he leads the team with carries, and you wonder why his ypc was so high?????????

    Try winning a playoff game since 1993 and come talk, because thats a fact that is out there and there is no running from! Until it happens expect every Raider, Charger, and Bronco fan to bring up because that is flat out terrible! The Kansas City Royals are impressed thats about it

  31. bwisnasky says: Aug 4, 2011 9:24 AM

    Really? because I don’t think the Chiefs have played another game since Weis left…

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    Fair enough.. although, after he announced he was going to Fl, Cassel folded like a wet noodle…. and their offense did look pretty stagnant… so.. good luck with that Haley guy

  32. yelix says: Aug 4, 2011 7:25 PM

    Jamaal Charles doesn’t have to lead his team in carries to be a top-5 RB. The only two guys above him in rushing yards had at least 70 more carries than he did, and they didn’t have that many more yards. He gets the most out of every run. Face it, this isn’t a one back league anymore. RBs can too easily get overworked and worn out before they’re 30 anymore, so having them split carries keeps them fresh. Just ask Larry Johnson.

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