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Robert McClain | Defensive Back | #27

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 7 (249) / CAR
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Panthers slot CB Robert McClain (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6.
James Bradberry (turf toe) is also out again. As the Panthers cut Bene Benwikere last week, they will be without their entire Week 1 nickel cornerback package at the Superdome. Drew Brees is an outstanding DFS play this week. Oct 14 - 1:03 PM

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The Panthers will turn to Robert McClain as their starting right cornerback during the playoffs.

It's the position normally manned by Charles Tillman, who tore his ACL in Week 17. Previously, the Panthers lost Bene Benwikere to a broken leg. McClain was signed off the street on December 15. If the 15-1 Panthers have a playoff vulnerability, it's at the cornerback position across from Josh Norman.
Jan 4 - 2:03 PM

Panthers signed CB Robert McClain.

A sixth-year journeyman, McClain was released by the Patriots at final cuts. He'll help in the slot with Bene Benwikere (leg) lost for the season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 03:15:00 PM

Patriots released CB Robert McClain.

McClain started at slot corner in the first preseason game but lost his job to Tarell Brown. McClain struggled in Atlanta last season, but has put some good things on tape in his career. He should get another shot.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Patriots CB Robert McClain lined up in five different spots last season.

He played right slot, left slot, right outside, left outside and also logged 67 snaps at safety. Being a jack of all trades can only help McClain as he searches for playing time. Cornerback is going to be a trouble area for the Pats and will likely be addressed in the draft.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Patriots signed CB Robert McClain, formerly of the Falcons.

McClain, 26, was a terrific slot corner for Atlanta in 2012, but tumbled all the way to 99th in PFF's 2014 CB grades, getting exposed in a bit of an increased role. He doesn't have ideal size (5'9/195) to play outside, and Kyle Arrington already has the inside job in New England. McClain will serve as depth.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 01:27:00 PM

The Dolphins are interested in free agent CB Robert McClain.

Miami is trying to patch a cornerback depth chart together behind top cover man Brent Grimes. The Dolphins already signed veteran Brice McCain, but are now looking at McClain, who mostly covered the slot for the Falcons the past couple seasons. McClain was a routine burn victim in coverage.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:38:00 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure reports the Saints are interested in free agent CB Robert McClain.

McClain has been one of the league's worst cover corners as the Falcons' slot man the past couple seasons and should come extremely cheap. Cornerback is a huge need for the Saints, but McClain wouldn't be guaranteed anything.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 01:06:00 PM

Falcons re-signed restricted free agent CB Robert McClain to a one-year, $1.431 million contract.

McClain would have cost another team a seventh-round pick to sign. Barring an upgrade in the draft, he'll return as the Falcons' slot corner. Atlanta's defensive strength is in the secondary, where impressive sophomore perimeter CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford play on the outside of McClain.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 06:35:00 PM

The Falcons extended an original pick tender to restricted free agent Robert McClain.

The tender is worth $1.431 million. Another team could try signing away McClain at the cost of a seventh-round pick, though we suspect it won't happen. Still a solid slot corner, McClain figures to return as Atlanta's nickel back behind the impressive young outside duo of Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 02:56:00 PM

The Falcons prefer to keep CB Robert McClain on the inside as their nickel corner.

McClain, claimed off waivers from the Jaguars at the end of the 2011 season, blossomed into an outstanding slot corner for the Falcons last season. He appeared in 17 games, including the playoffs, and registered one interception and ten pass breakups, while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 12 corner. Atlanta would prefer one of first-round CB Desmond Trufant or second-rounder Robert Alford to claim the starting job opposite Asante Samuel.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Jaguars waived CB Robert McClain.

The move clears space for OT William Robinson, who was claimed off waivers from the Saints Thursday. McClain did not appear in a game for the Jaguars after being signed on December 12.
Thu, Dec 29, 2011 06:24:00 PM

Jaguars signed CB Robert McClain, formerly of the Panthers.

McClain has been out of the league after Carolina took him in the seventh round a year ago. He'll try to put something good on tape in the last three weeks.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 07:46:00 PM

Panthers agreed to terms with seventh-round CB Robert McClain on a four-year contract.

McClain tied for the Big East lead with four interceptions at UConn last season and earned All-Conference honors for his 12.6 yards per punt return. A high character player with speed (4.42 forty) and strength (23 reps at 225), McClain could be a late-round find for Carolina.
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 10:03:00 PM

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