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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:

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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