A former Ravens linebacker is working his way to New England.
Linebacker Albert McClellan will ink a contract with the New England Patriots, and the information was confirmed by Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. The linebacker made a trip to New England on Monday after the team’s great win over the Green Bay Packers.
The Ravens released McClellan last week in order to make enough room for running back Ty Montgomery who was acquired at the NFL Trade Deadlines.
Zrebiec noted that Baltimore wanted to bring him back, but the team is dealing with several injury situations, and McClellan did not even think of waiting because he had too many suitors interested in him.
The linebacker spent his career with the Ravens ever since he was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
McClellan played in 96 regular season games for the Ravens and had 24 starts. He was able to total 99 tackles, three sacks, four quarterback hits and 12 tackles for a loss. McClellan forced two fumbles and managed to recover four others.
McClellan played in eight postseason games for the Baltimore Ravens and was added to their Super Bowl XLVII winning squad in 2012.
The linebacker is a versatile player, and he can play both inside and outside. He was also a special teams contributor, and that’s why the Patriots showed this much interest for him.
This will be the second player to make his way to New England. The Patriots have already added former Raider second round safety Obi Melifonwu. They are now working on a plan to add him to the packed 53-man roster. The team will have to release two players and bring their new players in.
Offensive lineman James Ferentz and running back Kenjon Barner will probably have to leave. Let’s hope that the Patriots have found their winning formula.