Giants agree with Jameel McClain

AP

The Giants, who have primarily added to their offense in the first few days of free agency, have reportedly reached a deal with a potential starting linebacker.

According to Michael Silver of NFL.com, former Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain will sign with the Giants. Later, via his verified Twitter account, McClain indicated he would be joining New York.

The 28-year-old McClain has played inside in Baltimore’s 3-4 scheme, but he also has played some outside linebacker, and that’s where he could project in New York’s 4-3 front.

McClain’s addition comes after Giants outside linebacker Keith Rivers agreed to a deal with Buffalo on Wednesday. Also, the Giants’ agreement with Seahawks outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield hit a snag because of a knee issue, and Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports the deal won’t go through.

McClain notched 52 tackles in 10 games for the Ravens in 2013. He was on the PUP list to begin the season because of a spinal cord contusion suffered in 2012, then gained clearance to return. McClain has recorded 332 tackles and 4.5 sacks in regular season play since entering the NFL as undrafted free agent from Syracuse in 2008.

18 responses to “Giants agree with Jameel McClain

  1. To be quite honest, I’m pretty damn happy about this signing. Didn’t break the bank and definitely improved upon last year. Mark Herzlich is a really nice “feel good” story but he’s not my idea of a starting LB. He needs to be relegated to special teams and spot duty. Don’t know a whole lot about McClain but from what I’ve seen he’s solid. Plus lets be honest, you can’t play LB in Baltimore and not be atleast pretty damn good. So with McClain, Beason, and Paysinger we are starting to look like something. I mean its not LT, Carl Banks, and Harry Carson but its much better than the last few years!LOL

  2. Solid signing ,now we need A corner.Reese knows DE wins championships and now i would venture to say its going to be tuff to run on the Big blue.All we need is a solid corner and we will win this division.Thats the only piece missing.We could go best corner in draft Denard, but ANTHONY BARR WILL BE A SACK MONSTER IN THE NFL AND WE SHOULD NOT EVEN HESITATE TO PULL THE TRIGGER TO GET THIS SACK MONSTER IN THE DRAFT.

  3. 6-5 255 RUNS A 4.47 40 TONS OF SACKS AND PLAYS OUTSIDE LINEBACKER WITH MC CLAIN AND BEASON HOLDING UP THE RUN YOU CAN LET BARR LOSE AND EVEN DROP HIM IN COVERAGE.HE WILL BE THE X FACTOR IF WE DRAFT HIM.

  4. I loved his heart. Suffering through that injury not knowing when he could return he kept a good attitude and kept fighting. Then returned and played better than anyone expected. Good signing Giants. Real class act.

  5. You don’t get BARR then Donald is the next big pic.DONALD will be there,with Joseph gone DONALD WILL BE A NICE REPLACEMENT.THIS GUY LOOKS LIKE THE NEXT WARREN SAPP,NO JOKE.WATCH ARRON DONALD HIGHLIGHTS ON YOU TUBE.

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