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Todd McClure | Center | #62

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (41) / 2/16/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 296
College: LSU
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 7 (237) / ATL

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Free agent C Todd McClure is retiring from football.
The Falcons' starting center since 2000, McClure walks away with 195 career starts under his belt. McClure was still playing at a high level as recently as 2011, but fell back in 2012. He's probably getting out at the right time. Tue, Mar 12, 2013 04:44:00 PM

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Falcons re-signed C Todd McClure to a one-year contract.

McClure had talks with the Rams immediately after the start of free agency, but otherwise drew little interest in a market overfilled with centers. It's good news for the Falcons, who don't have to commit to a player who turned 35 in February beyond 2012, and retain someone who was still one of the league's better centers in 2011. McClure has spent his entire 13-year career in Atlanta.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 02:29:00 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams are having talks with free agent C Todd McClure.

The 13-year veteran could be a short-term replacement for the recently released Jason Brown. McClure has spent his entire career with the Falcons, and graded out as the league's sixth-best center by Pro Football Focus last season. He has yet to line up a known visit.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 07:53:00 PM

According to Pro Football Weekly, the Falcons will be searching for new leadership on their offensive line if they don't re-sign C Todd McClure this offseason.

"Todd has had a great four years since we've been here," head coach Mike Smith said. "I can't speak to Todd in terms of what his thoughts are moving forward, but he's been an integral part of what we've accomplished. He's kind of been the cornerstone for our offensive line the last four years." McClure, 35, is set to become an unrestricted free agent and intends to continue playing. He remains more likely than not to return to the Falcons.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 09:00:00 PM

Free agent C Todd McClure plans to play a 14th NFL season in 2012.

McClure, turning 35 next month, has never played for a team other than the Falcons. He seems likely to return to Atlanta, though MLB Curtis Lofton, LCB Brent Grimes, and DE John Abraham, and S Thomas DeCoud will be higher on the priority list.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 06:37:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure (knee) has been declared out for Week 5.

McClure aggravated the knee injury that held him out in Weeks 1 and 2 in Atlanta's win over the Seahawks last Sunday. He'll be replaced by Joe Hawley, who has been far from dynamic in McClure's absence.
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 12:29:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure left Sunday's game with a knee injury.

He's done for the day, suggesting a possible setback with the knee McClure needed surgically repaired during the preseason. Joe Hawley is next in line, and he's been a big downgrade in performance during previous spot starts.
Sun, Oct 2, 2011 06:29:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure (knee) is active for the first time this season.

The Falcons have had problems pass protecting through two weeks. Perhaps McClure's return will help with adjustments at the line of scrimmage. Inactive for the Falcons: DT Jonathan Babineaux, CB Kelvin Hayden, LB Stephen Nicholas, OG Mike Johnson, CB Darrin Walls, C Brett Romberg, DE Cliff Matthews.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 03:02:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure (knee) has been ruled out for the season opener.

His franchise record of 144 consecutive starts will come to an end. Second-year pro Joe Hawley, who "hasn't looked great" in preseason action, is expected to draw the start against the Bears. It's not great news for Michael Turner, as McClure's strength is run blocking.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 04:04:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure is out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday.

Coach Mike Smith described the surgery as a "minor procedure," but McClure's status for Opening Day is now in question. The 34-year-old graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 run-blocking center last season. Joe Hawley is McClure's backup at center and may be in line for some early-year spot starts.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 05:28:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure left Saturday's preseason game with a knee injury.

HC Mike Smith said his status would be updated on Monday. One of the league's better run-blocking centers, McClure hasn't missed a start since 2001.
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 12:00:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure, a 12-year veteran, believes he still has "a few good years" left in the NFL.

"When I get up in Week 17 in the morning, I think about it," said McClure. "But by the time I get up and get going, I'm still having fun. I still feel like I'm playing at a high level." McClure, turning 33 next month, remains one of the league's best run-blocking centers.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 05:00:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure (knee) says he'll be "good to go" for Week 10.

McClure left Sunday's game for a time with a knee injury, but he was able to return to the game. The Falcons have a short week, but it appears he'll be fine to play Thursday.
Mon, Nov 8, 2010 12:46:00 PM

Falcons C Todd McClure left Sunday's Week 9 game with an apparent knee injury.

He was replaced by rookie Joe Hawley. McClure was brought to the locker room for further tests, but returned following halftime.
Sun, Nov 7, 2010 02:04:00 PM

The Falcons have reportedly been "heavily scouting" this year's class of draft-eligible centers.

We do know they've hosted or held private workouts with Maurkice Pouncey (Florida), Matt Tennant (Boston College), and J.D. Walton (Baylor). Incumbent C Todd McClure hasn't missed a start since 2001, but turned 33 in February. Pouncey could be on the Falcons' radar at the No. 19 overall pick.
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 02:24:00 PM

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