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Jameel McClain will remain on PUP list into season

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The Ravens have been waiting for linebacker Jameel McClain to get a clean bill of health after last year’s spinal cord contusion, but the good news just hasn’t come.

As a result, Baltimore announced Tuesday that McClain will move to the reserve physically unable to perform list for the start of the regular season. McClain has been on the preseason version of the list, but the team made the shift on Tuesday to help them get down to the 75-man limit ahead of the afternoon deadline.

McClain will now have the first six weeks of the season to get the green light from doctors to resume his career. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said last month that MRIs still show the presence of the injury and that test will need to be clear before McClain can return to action.

The Ravens also transferred defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore to the reserve version of the non-football injury list. Lewis-Moore tore his ACL in Notre Dame’s lopsided BCS Championship loss to Alabama and the Ravens knew when they drafted him in the sixth round that he was unlikely to contribute much, if at all, as a rookie.

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7 Responses to “Jameel McClain will remain on PUP list into season”
  1. footballradioshow says: Aug 27, 2013 3:27 PM

    The new 6 week PUP rule is awesome. At least dudes get a chance to get back instead if heading to the IR. NFL got this one right!

  2. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 27, 2013 4:03 PM

    Hats off to Harbaugh for making safety a #1 one priority. A spinal cord contusion is nothing to mess with. Ravens’ fans understand this. I just hope the Steelers consider what they’re about to do with Bell and Jarvis Jones and stop listening to their insane fans.

  3. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 27, 2013 4:24 PM

    Hope he fully recovers.

    If not, I expect Harbs to force him to take a 50% paycut.

  4. dcapettini says: Aug 27, 2013 4:37 PM

    John Harbaugh doesn’t control decisions like that, Ozzie does. If he doesn’t recover he will get a 100% pay cut. No play, no pay. Injury settlement.

  5. steelersownu says: Aug 27, 2013 4:44 PM

    McClain…..another lousey linebacker….good luck with this waste product

  6. taosravenfan says: Aug 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    Actually Pat Moriority is their cap guy and Ozzie makes the final decision.

    @ crown and the other squealer fans. Ready for some football?

  7. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 27, 2013 5:15 PM

    “McClain…..another lousey linebacker….good luck with this waste product”

    Maybe we should get the Steelers’ linebackers? Wait…we don’t want to lose half our games.

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