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Patriots sign CB Robert McClain

Robert McClain breaks up a pass for Micahel Floyd in November, 2014. (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox / staff)

Robert McClain breaks up a pass for Micahel Floyd in November, 2014.
(Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox / staff)

The Patriots have signed CB Robert McClain, McClain announced on Twitter.

McClain was a 7th round draft pick by the Panthers (249th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft and was released by the team in 2011. He signed with the Jaguars on December 30, 2011 and then released by the team after they claimed an OT off waivers.

He signed with the Falcons in 2012 and remained with the team the past two seasons.

His rookie year, he had 16 tackles and 1 passes defended.

His first year with the Falcons was a good one, he recorded 61 tackles, 1 interception, and 10 passes defended.

He had 1 tackle in the team’s two playoff games.

In 2013, he had 65 tackles and 5 passes defended.

In 2014, he had 59 tackles, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, and 5 passes defended. He started 6 games for the team and had his best year in the NFL.

He has 158 tackles, 3 interceptions, 21 passes defended, 1 sack, and 2 FF in his 4 year career.

He was rated #57 CB who played at least 50% of the team’s snaps.

He beat out Josh Wilson and Jaiver Arenas for the nickelback position and ended the season as the starter.

Quarterbacks had a 88.5% passer rating when throwing at McClain and receivers caught 67.1% of passes with McClain in coverage.

He’s 5’9 and 194 pounds. He’s 26 years old and will be 27 in July.

He played his college ball at Connecticut.

McClain will add depth to the slot position and add another competition this off-season to the Pats secondary, like I said before, may the best corners win.

 

 


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