Oct 20, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) runs with the ball as Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain (53) defends during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 19-16. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Ex-Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain is coming to town to work out with the New York Giants. McClain had a spinal contusion injury that did not allow him to play in the 2012 season, but provided a jack-of-all-trades of sorts for the Ravens in 2013.
He garnered 50+ tackles in just 10 games and also had a forced fumble. The Giants are looking to resign MLB Jon Beason and McClain could provide valuable depth behind him in addition to be able to start at other spots as an outside linebacker. He told reporters after his work out with the Buffalo Bills:
“This is the first visit and then I go to the Giants,” McClain told Bills reporters, via the team’s web site. “I’ve got more scheduled, but I tell my agent to tell me the day before. I don’t want to be wrapping my mind around too many ideas. I’m more like a get the information and go guy.”
The Giants would be wise to sign a player like McClain on the cheap. While the extra cap room the NFL is giving the teams this year does help the Giants, they will need all the money they can to continue to add more impact players all across the field. McClain also told reports:
“I think that’s on my agent. I put my full trust in him,” McClain said. “He’s someone that has stood by me. We hire people to make the right decisions for you and he’s one of those guys who is going to make the right decision. When he finds the right time that’ll be the right time and I’m not going to push him on anything. I’m just going to trust his opinion.”