Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain has rehabbed and worked and waited.
And now, all he’s waiting on is a thumbs-up from the team doctors to complete his comeback from a spinal cord contusion which he suffered last December.
McClain did limited individual drills during the spring, and has no restrictions on his exercise, but still has to be cleared for contact before he can return to the field.
“I’m in shape, I’m working hard, I’m trimming up and getting ready for the season,” McClain told Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “It’s time for gametime. It’s in the doctors’ hands.
“All I can do is prepare myself the best that I can and be in the best of shape like I am. I’ve done everything I can. It’s in the Lord’s hands now.”
He’ll take a physical when he reports to training camp on July 21.
The Ravens could certainly use him, after losing Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe this offseason. They drafted Arthur Brown in the second round and recently signed former Jaguars veteran Daryl Smith.
But after changing many of the parts around him this offseason, the Ravens would like to have a known commodity back, assuming they’re confident in the recovery from a frightening injury.