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Friday, March 14, 2014
Wake-up caw: Jameel McClain joins Giants

By Jamison Hensley

Inside linebacker Jameel McClain's four-year run as a Baltimore Ravens starter is officially over.

McClain reached an agreement with the New York Giants on Thursday night, two weeks after the Ravens cut him. The Ravens saved $3.2 million by releasing McClain and they still have a void at middle linebacker.

The Giants' agreement with McClain was first reported by Mike Silver of, and McClain confirmed it on Twitter:

BMore -I love you I thank you & we will meet again..NY/NJ Giants - here I come! #cantwait! #nextchapter #blessed #lifebond -Check out my fb

— Jameel McClain (@JameelMcClain) March 14, 2014

An undrafted player, McClain has never ranked among the most talented linebackers, but he prides himself on outworking others. At inside linebacker, the Ravens are hoping to re-sign Daryl Smith and are banking on Arthur Brown stepping up to a starting role. But general manager Ozzie Newsome left open the possibility that McClain may return.

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