Report: Raekwon McMillan is expected to sign with Patriots

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Free agent linebacker Raekwon McMillan is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Patriots, Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com reports.

McMillan was scheduled to visit New England earlier this week.

Washington also had interest in McMillan, per Standig.

The Dolphins made McMillan a second-rounder in 2017, and Miami traded him to the Raiders last year. He was mostly a reserve while appearing in every game and finishing the year with 27 tackles and a forced fumble.

McMillan, 25, has appeared in 45 games with 32 starts. He has totaled 204 tackles, three pass breakups, three forced fumbles and nine tackles for loss.

11 responses to “Report: Raekwon McMillan is expected to sign with Patriots

  1. Miami saw something in him where they traded him away. The raiders had him for 1 year saw enough and traded him. Its either 3rd time is a charm or 3 strikes and your out.

  2. Don’t know what happened with the Raiders last year, but this guy is a good run stuffing LB…

  3. Yeh maybe if the Dolphins stop wasting picks we could build something. They really liked this pick then boom get out of here. Drafted a Quaterback and three offensive linemen last year. What are the Dolphins needs? A center and possibly a Quaterback? Whew! Signed a center last year and let him walk,vetted all the top Quarterbacks last year and took Tua. Now they are so happy with Tua that they want Deshaun Watson and are prepared to throw picks for him.

  4. beachsidejames says: March 19, 2021 at 3:48 pm Miami saw something in him where they traded him away. The raiders had him for 1 year saw enough and traded him. Its either 3rd time is a charm or 3 strikes and your out. Van Noy first 3 seasons: 30 games, 36 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass defended. Far below what McMillan has done. Van Noy became a pro bowl player. I’d wait and see what BB can do with him before writing him off.

  5. The rap on Mac in Miami (not sure about Raiders) was that he could not cover anybody. Very good at stopping the run but in today’s NFL if your a linebacker you end up having to cover guys like Gronk and others that really can take you apart.

  6. finfanjim says:
    March 19, 2021 at 4:02 pm
    Don’t know what happened with the Raiders last year, but this guy is a good run stuffing LB
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    Right on. From what I heard his pass coverage skills didn’t fit with Flores style of defense. He’ll probably go to NE, be an all pro and terrorize the Dolphins for the next 3 seasons.

  7. phinjunky1985 says:
    March 19, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Now they are so happy with Tua that they want Deshaun Watson and are prepared to throw picks for him.

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    And you know this how?

  8. See what BB can do with him is not a bad idea with defense being BB’s strong suit. I mean it has to be right because we saw what he did with Cam Newton last year.

  9. BB is already working wonders with Cam. Making him the best version of himself. Have him do it with all the players!

  10. He’s a decent player if they run right at him, but that’s not the NFL in 2021. Linebackers that can’t run have little value.

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