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Giants agree with Jameel McClain

John Harbaugh, 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.

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18 Responses to “Giants agree with Jameel McClain”
  1. mlbbal52 says: Mar 14, 2014 12:42 AM

    This guys played great for the Ravens and was huge in the community…gonna miss him but glad to see him get a pay day…

  2. hakunamangata says: Mar 14, 2014 12:50 AM

    Great player and ever greater man. You will be missed Jameel, congratulations giants fans!

  3. siggtacular says: Mar 14, 2014 1:01 AM

    So long McClain, you had some good years in Bmore but you will be easily replaced by Arthur brown

  4. bigblu73 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:49 AM

    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

  5. z06vision says: Mar 14, 2014 7:00 AM

    Is there anyone left on the ravens? The demise continues.

  6. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 14, 2014 7:07 AM

    Better than what we had.

  7. camcameronsucks says: Mar 14, 2014 7:54 AM

    Another undrafted player that Baltimore turned into a starting MLB in the NFL. How are we this good?

  8. ravens410 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:33 AM

    We draft ‘em, you pay for ‘em…!

  9. billco6192013 says: Mar 14, 2014 9:12 AM

    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.

  10. billco6192013 says: Mar 14, 2014 9:17 AM

    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.

  11. scoobies05 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:05 AM

    good signing giants. we will miss him in Baltimore. good luck jameel

  12. SmashMouthFootball says: Mar 14, 2014 10:12 AM

    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.

  13. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 14, 2014 10:25 AM

    No doubt he’s tired of getting blown up by DeCastro multiple times a year.

  14. scoobies05 says: Mar 14, 2014 12:34 PM

    um….when did that happen

  15. n0hopeleft says: Mar 14, 2014 7:05 PM

    The Giants are going to be the most improved team next year. Watch it happen. Coughlin knows exactly what he’s doing.

  16. billco6192013 says: Mar 15, 2014 1:14 AM

    Aron Donald and Anthony BARR should be on the giants radar in the draft.watch highlights on you tube .Most dominate players at giants pic.

  17. billco6192013 says: Mar 15, 2014 1:23 AM

    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.

  18. billco6192013 says: Mar 15, 2014 1:26 AM

    ANTHONY BARR, ARRON DONALD,TWO BEST PLAYERS AT GIANTS PIC ON DE

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