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Report: Terrell McClain to leave Dallas for Washington

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The last few days haven’t been filled with good news about the current state of affairs for the Redskins, but they appear to have landed a free agent while others are heading for the exit.

Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports that the team is expected to sign defensive tackle Terrell McClain away from their division rivals in Dallas. Tesfatsion reports it is a four-year deal with a total value of more than $21 million.

McClain started all 15 games he played for the Cowboys during the regular season last year. He posted 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in those appearances.

The Redskins have Chris Baker set to become a free agent on Thursday afternoon and the signs are pointing to him joining DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon in leaving the team to sign with someone else. McClain’s arrival would help mitigate that loss, but more work is needed to improve a defense that ranked 28th in yards allowed last year.

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12 Responses to “Report: Terrell McClain to leave Dallas for Washington”
  1. eazeback says: Mar 9, 2017 12:10 PM

    we could’ve afforded to keep him, perhaps the joneses know something others do not

  2. Grulks says: Mar 9, 2017 12:20 PM

    Thats an awful lot of money for that kind of production; PFF has him ranked 86/127 DL. Good player, with a strong motor, but this sounds like they are signing a second tier guy to be a 1st tier guy

  3. sarcasticdave94 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:21 PM

    eazeback I agree with you. Redskins like taking players from other teams that are going downhill.

  4. pau49ers says: Mar 9, 2017 12:21 PM

    That is way too much for a guy who had 2.5 sacks. And it’s not like Dallas was good at stopping the run and it was because of him. Dallas is better off grabbing someone in the draft with a 2nd round pick.

  5. longislandcowboysfan33 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:27 PM

    The guy was hurt a lot! It is SO funny how guys play out contract seasons with no issues. Wish him luck, not too much in Washington, but I expect him to miss games again after cashing in on a nice pay day

    Cowboys All Day!

  6. metalup666 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:29 PM

    If Crawford can stay healthy he and Collins should be a good duo at the D-line position. Add in Thornton and they should be set. Hopefully they don’t get rid of any of them though…

  7. hardworker7455 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:34 PM

    Only played in his contract year, go figure? Hurt his first two years in Big D
    Bye Felicia!!!

  8. redsoxu571 says: Mar 9, 2017 12:38 PM

    There is a history of Dallas DLmen going to Washington. It isn’t all that pretty for the latter team.

  9. sportoficionado says: Mar 9, 2017 12:54 PM

    going to be a handful of compensatory picks coming for the Cowboys with some teams overpaying for solid players like McClain and Church, thus far.

  10. fordman84 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:23 PM

    Hope this ends up being just like all of the other ex-Cowboy defensive players the Skins have signed in the last two decades.

  11. Sal Tynuts says: Mar 9, 2017 2:44 PM

    This is stupid.
    Redskins=Bush League
    Signed Redskin fan since ’74

  12. channer81 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:25 PM

    Jumping on the Titanic even after the band stopped playing..

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