Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain (53) reacts after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 22-20 during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills starting free agency early


It has been announced that ILB Jameel McClain has made a free agency visit to the Bills.  Even though that the free agency market does not open until March 11th, players that were released by their team are available now.  McClain was released last week by the Ravens.

McClain is use to the New York and Buffalo Area, playing college bal at Syracuse.  McClain was a 3 year starter for the Ravens and came back from a successful spinal chord contusion injury in 2013, starting 10 games with 52 tackles.

“Health-wide I’m 100 percent. That’s first,” McClain said. “Now I’m a veteran in this league. I understand what it takes to win games. I understand how you lose games. I understand what it is to prepare and go for a long haul over the season. That was different when I was a kid coming in. I didn’t know any of those things. So where I’m at in this game, I’m a professional within it and I’m going to treat the game like that.”

With this move, if both sides come to an agreement, this could allow the Bills to bring in a true middle linebacker and then move Kiko Alonso to the outside linebacker position opposite Lawson.

I have been looking at this scenario for a wile now but have been using draft picks and rookies, rather than that of a free agent.  McClain would fit in perfectly and bring a level of stability to what seemed to be a Swiss cheese-like defense against the run at times last year.

I have to say that I like this move.

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